Sambalpur, Feb 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured that the Centre will continue to work for the development of the state.
“I assure the people of Odisha that Centre will continue to work for the development of the state,” said the Prime Minister after inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of projects worth Rs 68,000 crore in Sambalpur.
“I congratulate the people of Odisha for about Rs 70,000 crore projects in education, railway, roads, energy and other sectors,” saidModi.
he said Odisha has reaped a lot of benefits through Centre's policies in last 10 years.
In the last 10 years, 50,000 km of roads have been constructed in Odisha under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. Similarly, over 4000 km of new national highways have been constructed, he said.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in his address during inauguration of permanent campus of IIM-Sambalpur said this is a golden time for start-ups India and Odisha is a top performer in the country for promoting start-ups.
The Prime Minister inaugurated the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur.
Prime Minister also inaugurated ‘Dhamra – Angul Pipeline Section’ (412 Km) of ‘Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra Pipeline Project (JHBDPL)’.
He also laid the foundation stone of ‘Nagpur Jharsuguda Natural Gas Pipeline Section’ (692 Km)’ of Mumbai-Nagpur-Jharsuguda Pipeline.
During the programme, Prime Minister dedicated to nation and laid the foundation stone of multiple power projects worth about 28,980 crore. The projects dedicated to nation include NTPC Darlipali Super Thermal Power Station (2x800 MW) and NSPCL Rourkela PP-II Expansion Project (1x250 MW) in Sundargarh district of Odisha.
He will also laid the foundation stone of NTPC Talcher Thermal Power Project, Stage-III (2x660 MW) in Angul district of Odisha. These power projects will supply low-cost power to Odisha as well as several other states.
Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) Talabira Thermal power project worth more than 27000 crore.
Prime Minister also inaugurated coal infrastructure projects of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited including First Mile Connectivity (FMC) projects - Bhubaneswari Phase-I in Talcher Coalfields in Angul district and Lajkura Rapid Loading System (RLS). Built at a cost of about Rs. 2145 crore, these projects will boost the quality and supply of dry fuel from Odisha.
On the occasion, the PM inaugurated Ib Valley Washery, built at a cost of over Rs. 550 crore in Jharsuguda district of Odisha.
Besides, Modi dedicated to the nation a 50 km long second track of Jharsuguda-Barpali-Sardega rail line Phase-1 built by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, with an investment of Rs 878 crore.