Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Odisha and Chhattisgarh where he will launch a series of projects on Saturday. In Odisha, PM Modi unveiled a plaque marking the revival of fertiliser plant at Talcher and inaugurated the Jharsuguda airport.
The fertiliser plant at Talcher is the first plant in India which will have a coal gasification-based fertiliser unit and will also produce natural gas. The plant, to be commissioned by 2022, will ensure easy availability of urea in Odisha as there is no urea plant in the state at present.
HIGHLIGHTS OF PM MODI ODISHA VISIT:
02:18 pm: Odisha now wants to shun its image of a backward state and the Centre is with the people of the state in its endeavour, says PM Modi
02:12 pm: Our Government wants to connect Utkal Pradesh and Odisha with railway, highway, airway, waterway, internetway and all other means of connectivity, says PM Modi
02:02 pm: Jharsuguda Airport will not only provide air connectivity but also bring employment for people of the region, says PM Modi
जब ज्यादा हवाई जहाज land कर सकेंगे, जब ज्यादा बड़े हवाई जहाज उड़ान भर सकेंगे, ज्यादा यात्री आ सकेंगे, तो निश्चित तौर पर आर्थिक गतिविधियों को बड़ा फायदा होगा: प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi https://t.co/jksPQsBGoV #ModiInOdisha— BJP (@BJP4India) September 22, 2018
02:01 pm: The huge crowd here is evidence of the fact that Odisha is preparing itself for a big change, says PM Modi
01:40 pm: Connectivity is at the core of all round development. Our Government has devoted significant efforts to enhance connectivity all over the nation: PM Modi
01:36 pm: This airport in Jharsuguda is well located to serve the needs of the people of Odisha. This is going to be the second airport in the state. While being happy this airport is opening, we also need to wonder why it took so many years for a second airport in Odisha, says PM Modi
01:34 pm: India's aviation sector is being transformed rapidly. This augurs well for 125 crore Indians: PM Modi
01:30 pm: After programmes in Talcher I am glad I am here in Jharsuguda to inaugurate an airport and other development projects. These development works will greatly benefit the people of Odisha: PM Modi
01:20 pm: PM Modi inaugurates Jharsuguda Airport in Odisha
11:45 am: Three days ago, the Central government took a decision that was needed since decades. The decision was on Triple Talaq. No one was ready to even talk about it due to the fear of losing votes. Now, it has been declared illegal: PM Modi
11:38 am: The condition of health services in Odisha is for everyone to see. Our government is committed to change the scenario. The government is opening five medical colleges in the state.
बालासोर, बारीपडा, बोलांगीर, कोरापुट और पुरी में मेडिकल कॉलेज और राउरकेला में मेडिकल कॉलेज के लिए लगभग 570 करोड़ रुपए की मदद दी जा रही है। तालचेर और सुंदरगढ़ में सुपर स्पेशिएलिटी हॉस्पिटल पर काम हो रहा है: पीएम @narendramodi #ModiInOdisha— BJP (@BJP4India) September 22, 2018
11:37 am: I invite and urge Naveen Babu to give people of Odisha the benefits of Ayushman Bharat Scheme: PM Modi
11:35 am: I had urged CM Naveen Babu that Odisha will be left behind in cleanliness. But today, when I have come here, I again urge Naveen Babu to give priority to cleanliness in Odisha for the health of the people here: PM Modi
11:28 am: People here in Odisha must remember that a PM once said that people receive only 15 paise of the Re 1 that the government gives them. The PM knew about the problem but did nothing to resolve the issue of middlemen eating into common man's rights: PM Modi
ओडिशा ही वो जगह है, जहां पर एक प्रधानमंत्री ने कहा था कि दिल्ली से भेजे जाने वाले एक रु में से सिर्फ 15 पैसा ही गरीब तक पहुंचता है। अब हमारी सरकार ये सुनिश्चित कर रही है कि जो पैसा दिल्ली से भेजा जाए, वो शत-प्रतिशत, पूरा आपके बैंक खाते में सीधे जाए: पीएम https://t.co/3E1PSrGmFY— BJP (@BJP4India) September 22, 2018
11:26 am: I wonder why there was no attempt to revive these factories in the past, says PM Modi
11:24 am: Brothers and sisters of Talcher, I promise you that the revival work of this fertiliser plant will be completed in 36 months. And I will come here again to inaugurate it: PM Modi
11:17 am: It is a great pleasure for me to come to the historic land of Odisha and the crowd here is an indication of what people of Odisha want: PM Modi
11:03 am: It is our firm commitment is to take the nation to newer heights of progress with renewed energy and greater momentum: PM Modi
10:55 am: Projects like the fertiliser plant here are central to India's growth story. This plant will use latest technology as well: PM Modi
I am happy to be in Talcher.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 22, 2018
I am happy we are taking an important step of beginning work in a fertiliser plant here. We are fulfilling dreams that should have been fulfilled long ago: PM @narendramodi
10:50 am: PM Mod lays foundation stone of revival project of fertiliser plant at Talcher.
10:30 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets and interacts with Anganwadi workers upon his arrival in Talcher.
Odisha: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets and interacts with Anganwadi workers upon his arrival in Talcher pic.twitter.com/CA1a7Di7Wd— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2018
The Jharsuguda airport will bring western Odisha on the country's aviation map, and facilitate regional air connectivity through the government's UDAN scheme.
The PM also dedicate the new Jharsuguda-Barapali-Sardega railway line and two coal mines of MCL and NTPC in Sundargarh district to the nation.
Later in the day, PM Modi will visit Janjgir town of Chhattisgarh where he will address a ‘Kisan Sammelan’. He will also lay foundation stone for various developmental projects worth over Rs 3000 crore.