Significant Projects Launched by Modi Government in India

What are the government projects? How to apply for government projects in India? We have the answers to all these questions.

A government project or programme is a series of undertakings planned and executed to achieve a specific goal over an indefinite period.

Most central and state governments aim to address citizens' problems by launching projects or schemes. In India, the Modi government has launched several schemes which includes various construction projects launched across the country to facilitate national and international trade.

Government Construction Projects/ List Of Schemes By Modi Government

Sagarmala Programme

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Sagarmala Programme

The Sagarmala Programme, initiated by the Indian Government, aims to boost the country's logistics sector by leveraging its extensive coastline and waterways. It's the flagship program of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, focusing on port-led development. With India's 7,500 km long coastline, 14,500 km of potentially navigable waterways and strategic location on key international maritime trade routes, Sagarmala aims to reduce logistics costs for both domestic and international cargo.

The Sagarmala Programme oversees 839 projects, with an estimated investment of around ₹579,971 lakh crore, slated for completion by 2035. Currently, 241 projects worth ₹1.22 lakh crore are finished, while 234 projects worth ₹1.8 Lakh Crore are in progress. Additionally, 364 projects worth ₹2.78 Lakh crore are in various stages of development. Moreover, 567 projects, costing approximately ₹58,000 crores, are identified for the development of coastal districts.

Amaravati Project

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Amaravati Project

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Amaravati is the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, located in the heart of the state on the bank of the Krishna River. The city is expected to have innovative features like navigation canals around the city and connection to the island on the Krishna River.

After Andhra Pradesh split in 2014, there was a need for a new capital. The government, led by N. Chandrababu Naidu, decided on Amaravati. Farmers from Guntur district contributed 33,000 acres of land through a unique land pooling scheme. The government quickly built interim buildings, and by March 2017, the legislature began operating from Velagapudi.

However, after a change in government in 2019, plans for Amaravati shifted. The new government, led by Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, proposed having Amaravati as the legislative capital, with Visakhapatnam as the executive capital and Kurnool as the judicial capital. This change faced legal challenges, and while the High Court was considering the case, the government withdrew the proposal, promising to create a better plan.

The High Court later ruled against the three-capitals policy, stating that development of Amaravati cannot be abandoned.

Bharatmala Project

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Bharatmala Project

The Bharatmala Project, also known as the 'India Garland Project', aims to connect 550 District Headquarters with minimum 4-lane highways, increasing from the current 300. It will expand corridors to 50 from the current 6, and move 80% of freight traffic to National Highways.

The project includes building 24 logistics parks, 66 inter-corridors, 116 feeder routes, and 7 north-east Multi-Modal waterway ports. It also involves constructing tunnels, bridges, flyovers, and other infrastructure for efficient connectivity.

This centrally-sponsored project will absorb existing highway initiatives, focusing on linking remote areas and satellite cities of major cities like Bengaluru and Pune. With an estimated investment of ₹10.63 lakh crore, it's the largest government road construction scheme.

The project will span several states from Maharashtra to Manipur and Mizoram, prioritizing connectivity to border and rural areas, including tribal and backward regions. This road network will garland the entire country.

Inland Waterways

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Inland Waterways

India has a vast network of inland waterways comprising rivers, canals, and backwaters, spanning 14,500 km. However, only about 5,200 km of rivers and 4,000 km of canals are suitable for mechanized crafts. Compared to countries like the United States, China, and the European Union, India underutilizes waterways for freight transportation. Only a small fraction of total cargo movement occurs through inland waterways, mainly in states like Goa, West Bengal, Assam, and Kerala.

The Modi government has planned to develop inland waterways, including rivers like the Ganga, Brahmaputra, and Mahanadi. The government is spending around Rs 4,000 crore to develop waterway facilities on the Ganga.

The government would also invest Rs 50,000 crore for the development of Paradip port. An additional amount of Rs 8,200 crore would be used for developing a new port at Paradip.

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Chardham-Highway Project

India is known for its culture and its traditions, and with a large population of citizens going on pilgrims, the government has been launching projects for them for a significant period.

The Char Dham National Highway is an 889 km long, two-lane highway currently under construction in Uttarakhand, as part of the Char Dham Pariyojana. It will connect the four holy sites in the state: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri, complementing the under-construction Char Dham Railway. The highway aims to improve connectivity throughout Uttarakhand, linking the Delhi–Dehradun Expressway in the south to India-China Border Roads in the north.

The project, with an estimated cost of ₹12,000 crores, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December 2016. It's named Char Dham Mahamarg (Char Dham Highway) and aims to enhance access to the Chota Char Dham in the Himalayas. The highway will feature bridges and tunnels to address accident-prone areas. The Indian Railways and the National Highways Authority of India have been instructed to ensure integration between rail and road routes along this circuit.

Highest Railway Bridge of the World on River Chenab

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Chenab Railway Arch Bridge

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We started this list with the largest project and will end with the highest.

The Chenab Rail Bridge, situated in Jammu and Kashmir, is a remarkable steel and concrete arch bridge for a single-track railway line. It spans the Chenab River at an astonishing height of 359 meters above the river, making it the world's highest rail bridge. Construction began after the base supports were completed in November 2017, and the bridge was inaugurated in August 2022.

Initially scheduled to open to rail traffic by December 2023 or early 2024, it's now expected to be operational by July. Key technical details of the bridge include a deck height of 359 meters above the river bed and a length of 1,315 meters, including a viaduct on the northern side. With an arch span of 467 meters and a length of 480 meters, it ranks as the world's 16th highest bridge and the 11th longest arch bridge. Additionally, it boasts the longest span within the 5 ft 6 in broad gauge railway network.

The railway bridge is taller than the Eifiel Tower in Paris; you can guess just how tall the bridge is.

How to apply for government projects in India?

To address this and many other queries related to minor details of any government schemes in India, you can visit the National Portal Of India. There, you can enter the name of the scheme you are searching for and understand how to apply for it.


Apart from the central government schemes, there are also many state government schemes and projects created to assist citizens.

If you are seeking information about government schemes or upcoming projects in Delhi, you can visit the Online Portal Of The Government Of Delhi.

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