PM to unveil multiple projects in State today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Chhattisgarh on Thursday to unveil multiple projects amid unprecedented security arrangements in a State plagued by Leftist militancy.
In steel city Bhilai, Modi will inaugurate the modernised and expanded Bhilai Steel Plant, the flagship unit of the public sector steel giant SAIL. The modernisation includes installation of latest technologies for improvement in productivity, yield, quality, cost competitiveness, energy efficiency and environmental protection, the PMO said.
During the same event, Modi will lay the foundation stone for the permanent campus of IIT Bhilai.He will unveil also a plaque to mark the commencement of phase-2 of BharatNet. The BharatNet project envisages connecting Gram Panchayats with underground optical fibre network.
Before arriving in Bhilai, Modi will visit Naya Raipur smart city where he will inaugurate the Integrated Command and Control Centre for the city. The Prime Minister will also inaugurate air services between tribal stronghold Jagdalpur town and state capital Raipur.
He will also distribute laptops, certificates and cheques to beneficiaries under various schemes. The Prime Minister is scheduled to address a public meeting also. The state unit of the BJP is mobilising its all resources in such a way to make it the biggest ever public meeting of the state.
Chhattisgarh is scheduled to go to polls for 90-member assembly seats later this year.
The BJP is in power in the mineral-rich state for past 15 years.
The Congress and the BJP are locked in a direct contest in all the 90 seats though the former chief minister and Congress leader Ajit Jogi has floated his own outfit in a bid to make the contest triangular in certain seats.
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