Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a busy day on the 25th of May, 2018. NaMo visited Dhanbad in Jharkhand to lay the foundation stone for developmental projects worth Rs 27,000 Crores on the completion of four years of BJP’s central government.
Modi, in a speech in 2014, had expressed his grief about the fact that despite having rich coal resources, Jharkhand was still in “darkness” after 60 years of independence.
PM MODI LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPEMENTAL PROJECTS IN VARIOUS SECTORS:
Hence, the PM today laid the foundation stone for power plant projects of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to be set up at Patratu in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand.
Furthermore, investments will be made to revive the Sindri Fertilizer Company, 300 employment orders will be distributed by the Central Coalfields Ltd. ; a domestic cooking gas pipeline will be set up, providing services to Jamshedpur, Hazaribagh, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Giridih and Ramgarh. The investment includes the expansion of Deogarh airport (to facilitate the Tourism Department) and the foundation of AIIMS, Jharkhand.
The NTPC project will ensure power supply to 18,000 villages in the region, which have been devoid of electricity ever since independence.
The PM, through his village power supply project and domestic gas pipeline connection projects, is giving a befitting reply to the Opposition, who have repeatedly accused him of working solely for the rich.
NARENDRA MODI IN SANTINIKETAN:
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Earlier in the day, he visited Rabindranath Tagore’s legacy, Santiniketan in West Bengal, accompanied by his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, and the West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. There they attended the convocation ceremony of Visva Bharati University and inaugurated the Bangladesh Bhavan.