Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated eight projects and laid the foundation stone for four other schemes during his visit to Manipur. After arriving at the Imphal International Airport, the prime minister proceeded to Hapta Kangjeibung, where he inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of the projects.
While addressing a rally he attacked the previous government at the Centre.
"I have visited the Northeast region nearly 30 times in the last 4.5 years. I really like talking and meeting people here. I don't need to ask for reports from officers, I get it directly from you people. This is the difference between past and present," PM Modi said.
The projects which the prime minister inaugurated include the integrated check post in Moreh of Tengnoupal district, Dolaithabi Barrage project of Imphal East district, FCI food storage godown in Imphal East district and the Buffer water reservoirs in Ukhrul district.
The other projects are the improvement and upgradation of water supply for Churachandpur zone, eco-tourism complex at Thangapat in Kangpokpi district, an integrated tourist destination in Noney district and the water supply scheme at JNV, Lambui and its surrounding villages, officials said.
Modi also laid the foundation stone for four projects — Infrastructure development of Dhanamanjuri University in Imphal West district, flood lighting of hockey stadium and the main stadium at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex in Imphal East district and AstroTurf laying in Langjing Achouba of Imphal West district, the officials said.
Security measures were tightened in the entire state in view of the prime minister's visit.
(With inputs from agencies)