Shri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, dedicated several rail sector projects worth around Rs 6,350 crore in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh today. He also laid the foundation stone for 50 bedded ‘critical care blocks’ in nine districts of Chattisgarh and distributed 1 lakh sickle cell counseling cards to the screened population. The railway projects include Chhattisgarh East Rail Project Phase-I, 3rd rail line between Champa to Jamga, 3rd 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).
The Prime Minister emphasized that Chhattisgarh is taking a significant step towards development as Railway projects worth more than Rs 6,400 crores are being unveiled in the state. He underlined that various new projects are being initiated today to expand the energy-producing capacity and improve the healthcare sector of the state. He also mentioned the distribution of Sickle Cell Counseling Cards on the occasion.
The Prime Minister recalled hosting world leaders during the G20 Summit in New Delhi and praised India’s model of development and social welfare.
He credited the equal priority of the government towards the development of every state and every area of the country for this feat. He congratulated the citizens for today’s projects and noted that Chhattisgarh is a powerhouse of development of the country.
The Prime Minister highlighted the need for equal participation from every citizen towards development and highlighted the benefits for the tribal section of the area.
He highlighted the closed coal mine in Surajpur district, which has been developed as part of Eco-Tourism, and work is underway to develop a similar eco-park in Korwa.
The Prime Minister underlined the government’s resolve to protect forests and land while opening new avenues of prosperity through forest wealth. He also touched upon the world celebrating Millet Year and highlighted the growing potential of the Shree Anna or millets market in the coming years.
Smt. Modi underlined the impact of sickle cell anemia on the tribal population and the distribution of sickle cell counseling cards as a huge step for the tribal society. He stressed the need to move forward with the resolve of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ and expressed confidence that Chhattisgarh will reach new heights of development.
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