PM gifts projects worth Rs 35,700 Cr to Jharkhand

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PM gifts projects worth Rs 35,700 Cr to Jharkhand

Saturday, 02 March 2024 | PNS | Ranchi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated to the nation multiple development projects worth Rs 35,700 crores in Sindri, Dhanbad on friday. The development projects of today encompass the sectors of fertilizer, rail, power, and coal. Modi inspected the HURL Model and also took a walkthrough of the Sindri Plant Control Room.

The PM recalled his resolution to start Sindri Fertiliser Plant. “This was Modi ki Guarantee and today this guarantee has been fulfilled”, he said. The Prime Minister had laid the foundation of the fertilizer plant in 2018. He said with the starting of this plant new avenues for employment of the local youth have been opened. He highlighted the importance of today’s initiative in the journey of aatmnirbhar Bharat. He said that every year, India requires 360 lakh metric tonnes of urea and in 2014 India was producing just 225 lakh metric tonnes of urea. The massive gap necessitated huge imports.

“Due to the efforts of our government, in the last 10 years, urea production has risen to 310 lakh metric tonnes”, he informed. The PM talked about the revival of Ramagundam, Gorakhpur and Barauni fertilizer plants. Sindri has been added to this list, he said. Modi pointed out that Talcher Fertilizer plant will also start in the next year and a half. Expressing confidence that he will dedicate that plant to the nation also, the PM informed that these 5 plants will produce 60 lakh metric tonnes of urea rapidly taking India towards aatamnirbharta in this critical area.

Modi underlined that today’s occasion also marks the beginning of a new chapter for the railway revolution in Jharkhand with the commencement of the new rail lines, doubling of existing rail lines and initiation of several other railway projects. He mentioned the Dhanbad-Chandrapura rail line giving new form to the region and the Deoghar –Dibrugarh train service connecting Baba Baidyanath Temple and Maa Kamakhya Shakti Peeth. Modi recalled laying the foundation stone for the Varanasi - Kolkata - Ranchi Expressway in Varanasi and said that it will boost connect places like Chatra, Hazaribagh, Ramgarh and Bokaro and reducing travel time to the entire Jharkhand while also boosting freight connectivity to entire eastern India. He stated that these projects will boost regional connectivity to Jharkhand, and give pace to economic development in the region.

“The Government has worked for Jharkhand by prioritizing the development of the tribal community, the poor, the youth and women in the last 10 years”, he said. Stressing the importance of making India a developed nation by 2047, the Prime Minister said that India is one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world today and highlighted the economic statistics for the latest quarter that emerged yesterday.

Governor C P Radhakrishnan, Chief Minister Champai Soren, and Union Minister Arjun Munda were present on the occasion among others.

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