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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Unveils Rs 35,700 Crore Development Bonanza in Jharkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Unveils Rs 35,700 Crore Development Bonanza in Jharkhand

Dhanbad:   Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated multiple development projects worth Rs 35,700 crores to the nation in Sindri, Dhanbad, Jharkhand. The projects span various sectors, including fertilizer, rail, power, and coal, signaling a significant leap towards socio-economic growth in the region.

The Prime Minister, addressing the gathering, celebrated the initiation of development projects exceeding Rs 35,700 crores in Jharkhand and extended congratulations to the farmers, tribals, and citizens of the state. Highlighting the fulfillment of his promise to start the Sindri Fertiliser Plant, he emphasized the employment opportunities it brings for local youth.

The Prime Minister outlined the strides made in urea production, from a gap of 135 lakh metric tonnes in 2014 to a current production of 310 lakh metric tonnes. He also mentioned the revival of other fertilizer plants like Ramagundam, Gorakhpur, Barauni, and announced the upcoming Talcher Fertilizer Plant. The collective output from these plants aims to achieve self-sufficiency, producing 60 lakh metric tonnes of urea, a crucial step towards ‘Aatmanirbharta.’

Prime Minister Modi heralded a new era for the railway sector in Jharkhand, inaugurating new rail lines, doubling existing lines, and launching several other projects. Notable among these is the Dhanbad-Chandrapura rail line and the Deoghar – Dibrugarh train service, connecting significant religious and cultural destinations.

The Prime Minister also referred to the Varanasi-Kolkata-Ranchi Expressway, anticipating enhanced connectivity for places like Chatra, Hazaribagh, Ramgarh, and Bokaro. These projects are expected to boost regional connectivity, fostering economic development in the region.

In addition to the fertilizer and rail projects, the Prime Minister dedicated important power projects in Jharkhand, including Unit 1 (660 MW) of the North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project in Chatra. Valued at over Rs 7500 crores, this project is poised to improve power supply, generate employment, and contribute to socio-economic development in the state.

The Prime Minister also underscored the importance of projects related to the coal sector in Jharkhand, further solidifying the state’s position as a vital contributor to India’s energy landscape.

Emphasizing the government’s commitment to Jharkhand’s development, Prime Minister Modi noted the prioritization of tribal communities, the poor, youth, and women in the last decade. He expressed confidence that the state, known for Bhagwan Birsa Munda, would become a driving force in realizing the vision of ‘Viksit Bharat’ by 2047.

In a brief address before proceeding to Dhanbad, the Prime Minister extended best wishes and congratulations to the people of Jharkhand. The event witnessed the presence of Governor C P Radhakrishnan, Chief Minister Champai Soren, Union Minister Arjun Munda, and other dignitaries.

The projects inaugurated today are poised to reshape the economic landscape of Jharkhand, marking a significant step towards the overarching goal of making India a developed nation by 2047.

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