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PM Modi Inaugurates Rs 34,400 Crore Worth of Projects in Chhattisgarh


Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for multiple development projects worth Rs 34,400 crores in Chhattisgarh under the initiative of “Viksit Bharat, Viksit Chhattisgarh”. These projects span several critical sectors, including Roads, Railways, Coal, Power, and Solar Energy.

In his address, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of these projects in realizing the dream of a developed Chhattisgarh. He praised the hardworking farmers, talented youth, and the state’s abundant natural resources. PM Modi highlighted that while Chhattisgarh possessed all the necessary ingredients for development, previous administrations lacked a grand vision.

Key Highlights of the Projects:

  1. NTPC’s Lara Super Thermal Power Project, Stage-I (2×800 MW): The Prime Minister dedicated this project to the nation. It was built with an investment of approximately Rs 15,800 crore. The project utilizes highly efficient Super Critical technology and will contribute significantly to power generation in Chhattisgarh and neighboring states.
  2. NTPC’s Lara Super Thermal Power Project, Stage-II (2×800 MW): The foundation stone for this expansion project was laid during the ceremony. Stage II will be constructed on the available land of Stage I premises, requiring no additional land. The investment for this stage is Rs 15,530 crore. The project aims to reduce Specific Coal Consumption and Carbon Dioxide emissions.
  3. Road Upgradation Projects: As part of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Corridor Connectivity, 43 roads, including 38 bridges, will be upgraded. These projects will enhance connectivity and boost economic growth in the region.

Expected Benefits to Chhattisgarh

  • The projects are expected to generate employment opportunities, improve power supply, boost infrastructure, and contribute to the overall economic growth of the state.
  • The focus on renewable energy projects like the Solar PV Plant aligns with India’s commitment to clean energy transition.
  • Improved transportation infrastructure through road and railway projects is expected to enhance connectivity and facilitate trade within the region.

The Prime Minister expressed gratitude to the people of Chhattisgarh for their support in the recent assembly elections, emphasizing that the BJP’s commitment to a Developed Chhattisgarh remains unwavering.

Chhattisgarh, with its rich heritage and immense potential, is poised to achieve new heights through these transformative projects. The inauguration and foundation stone-laying ceremony marks a significant step toward realizing this vision.

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