Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch slew of projects in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh today to launch a slew of projects worth over Rs 50,700 crore.

In Madhya Pradesh, he will lay the foundation stone of a petrochemical complex at Bina refinery and 10 new industrial projects. He will also dedicate important rail sector projects worth around Rs 6,350 crore in Chhattisgarh.

The petrochemical complex at Bina refinery will be developed at a cost of about Rs 49,000 crore. It will produce about 1,200 KTPA (Kilo-Tonnes Per Annum) of ethylene and propylene, which are vital components for various sectors like textiles, packaging, and pharma. The project will reduce the country’s import dependence and be a step towards fulfilling the prime minister’s vision of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.

The 10 new industrial projects that Modi will lay the foundation stone for include a power and renewable energy manufacturing zone in Narmadapuram district, two IT parks in Indore, a mega industrial park in Ratlam, and six new industrial areas across Madhya Pradesh. These projects will create employment opportunities and spur the development of the state’s economy.

In Chhattisgarh, Modi will dedicate the Chhattisgarh East Rail Project Phase-I, third rail line between Champa to Jamga, third rail line between Pendra Road to Anuppur, and MGR (Merry-Go-Round) system connecting Talaipalli Coal Mine to NTPC Lara Super Thermal Power Station (STPS). These rail projects will provide impetus to socioeconomic development by facilitating movement of passengers as well as freight traffic in the region.

Modi will also distribute one lakh sickle cell counselling cards to the screened population in Chhattisgarh. Sickle cell disease is a serious inherited blood disorder that can cause pain, anemia, and other health problems. The distribution of sickle cell counselling cards is part of the National Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission (NSAEM), which was launched by the prime minister in July 2023.

The prime minister’s visit to Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh comes ahead of the assembly elections in the two states, which are scheduled to be held in November-December this year.

The projects that Modi will launch are part of the government’s efforts to boost economic growth and create jobs in the country. They are also expected to improve connectivity and infrastructure in the two states.


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