Prime Minister Modi inaugurates various development initiatives in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

PM Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various developmental initiatives in Puducherry. He also laid the foundation stone of different infrastructure projects worth over Rs. 1,2400 crores in Tamil Nadu.

Created On: Feb 25, 2021 18:36 ISTModified On: Feb 25, 2021 18:36 IST
PM Modi visits Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

PM Modi visited Puducherry and Tamil Nadu on February 25, 2021, and inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various developmental initiatives in Puducherry. He also laid the foundation stone of different infrastructure projects worth over Rs. 1,2400 crores in Coimbatore

PM Modi visited the poll-bound Puducherry and Tamil Nadu and added the regions to the list of the states where various public welfare and development initiatives have been introduced.

The Prime Minister has taken a series of tours to the states that are scheduled for Assembly Polls in the year 2021. Earlier on February 22, he had inaugurated the developmental projects worth over Rs. 3,000 crores in Assam.

Neyveli New Thermal Power Project in Tamil Nadu:

PM Modi will be dedicating to the nation a lignite-based power plant that has been designed for a power generation capacity of 1000 MW and also has two units of 500 MW capacity each.

The plant costs Rs. 8,000 crores. The pit head power plant will be utilizing lignite as fuel from the existing mines of Neyveli, which consist of sufficient reserves of lignite for meeting the lifetime requirements of the project.

The thermal power plant has been designed for 100% ash utilization. The power generated from the plant will benefit Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Puducherry, and Telangana with Tamil Nadu getting a major share of about 65%.

709 MW Solar Power Project of NLCIL in Tamil Nadu:

PM Modi will dedicate to the nation the project of NLCIL which has been established over an area of about 2670 acres of land across the districts of Ramanathapuram, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, and Virudhunagar.

The 709 MW power project has been established at a cost of over Rs. 3,000 crores.

Renovation, extension, and modernization of Lower Bhavani Project System in Tamil Nadu:

The foundation stone of the renovation, extension, and modernization of the Lower Bhavani Project System will be laid by PM Modi.

The Bhavanisagar Canal Systems and dam were completed in 1955. The system comprises Arakankottai and Thadapalli Channels, the Lower Bhavani Project Canal System, and Kalingarayan Channel. It irrigates over 2 lakh acres of land in Tiruppur, Erode, and Karur districts.

The renovation, extension, and modernization of the system have been taken up at a cost of Rs. 934 crores under the NABARD Infrastructure Development Assistance.

The major objective behind the work done by the government is to rehabilitate the existing irrigation structures in the system and to increase the efficiency of the canals.

Apart from the canal lining, reconstruction and repair of 176 drainages, 824 sluices, and 32 bridges will also be taken up.

Inauguration of Bridges at V.O Chidambaranar Port in Tamil Nadu:

PM Modi will inaugurate the 8-laning of Rail Over Bridge and Korampallam Bridge at V.O. Chidambaranar Port, one of the major ports of India.

He will also be laying the foundation stone for the supply, design, commissioning, and installation of a 5-MW grid-connected ground-based solar power plant at the port.

Foundation stone for development of ICCC:

Prime Minister will be laying the foundation stone for the development of ICCC- Integrated Command and Control centres in 9 smart cities which includes Madurai, Coimbatore, Vellore, Thanjavur, Salem, Tiruppur, Tiruchirappalli, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli.

The ICCCs will be developed at a cost of Rs. 107 crores and will act as a 24x7 support system. It will provide real-time smart solutions for quicker services for integrating essential government services and for enabling data-based decision-making.

Projects in Puducherry

PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for 4-laning of 56 km Nagapattinam-Sattanathapuram package of Villupuram to Nagapattinam project also covering Karaikal District. The project costs Rs. 2,426 crores.

Foundation stone for the Medical college Building at Karaikal District (JIPMER). The estimated cost is Rs. 491 crores.

Under Sagarmala Scheme, the foundation stone for the development of Minor Port at Puducherry will be laid. It is estimated to be built at 44 crores and will provide connectivity to Chennai.

PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of Synthetic Athletic Track, Indira Gandhi Sports Complex. It will cost around Rs. 7 crores.

Prime Minister will be inaugurating the Blood Centre at the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research. The cost is Rs. 28 crores.

Inauguration of a 100-bed hostel for girls at Lawspet will take place. The cost is Rs. 12 crores and has been set up under the aegis of the Sports Authority of India.

PM Modi will inaugurate the reconstructed Heritage Marie Building which has been rebuilt at a cost of Rs. 15 crores.

 

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