Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh today to launch a couple of projects. PM Modi’s office said he will lay the foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 50,700 crore in Madhya Pradesh from an event in Bina, while he will dedicate an important rail sector projects worth around Rs 6,350 crore in Chhattisgarh.
PMO said the new projects in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh will provide a major stimulus to industrial development in the state. The statement by PMO added that the PM Modi’s “emphasis” on improving connectivity will get a major boost through the rail sector projects in Chhattisgarh.
Assembly polls are due in Chhattisgarh also in November-December.
PM Modi’s MP Visit Agenda:
1. PM to lay the foundation stone of Petrochemical Complex at Bina Refinery
Describing it as “state-of-the-art”, PMO said Bina refinery of the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited will be developed at a cost of about Rs 49,000 crore and will produce about 1,200 KTPA (Kilo-Tonnes Per Annum) of ethylene and propylene, vital component for various sectors like textiles, packaging and pharma among others.
The project will also open employment opportunities and give boost to the development of downstream industries in the petroleum sector.
2. ‘Power and Renewable Energy Manufacturing Zone’ in Narmadapuram and Mega Industrial Park in Ratlam
During his MP visit, PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of 10 projects, including power and renewable energy manufacturing zone in Narmadapuram district.
3. 2 IT parks in Indore, mega industrial park in Ratlam, 6 new industrial areas across state
Two IT parks in Indore, a mega industrial park in Ratlam, and six new industrial areas across Madhya Pradesh will also be launched.
PM Modi’s Chhattisgarh Visit Agenda:
1. PM to dedicate several important rail sector projects worth around Rs 6,350 crore to nation
Prime Minister’s Office PM Modi, in a public programme in Raigarh, will dedicate to the nation rail sector projects worth around Rs 6,350 crore.
As per PMO, these projects include Chhattisgarh East Rail Project Phase-I, third rail line between Champa to Jamga, third 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).
Chhattisgarh East Rail Project Phase-I is being developed under PM GatiShakti – National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity and consists of a 124.8 km rail line from Kharsia to Dharamjaygarh including a spur line to Gare-Pelma and three feeder lines connecting Chhal, Baroud, Durgapur and other coal mines, PMO statement said.
The rail line, built at a cost of around Rs. 3,055 crore, is equipped with electrified broad gauge level crossings and free part double line with passenger amenities. It will provide rail connectivity for coal transportation from Mand-Raigarh coalfields located in Raigarh.
“The third rail line between Pendra Road to Anuppur is 50 km long and is built at a cost of about Rs 516 crore. The 98 kilometre long third line between Champa and Jamga rail section is built at a cost of about 796 crores. The new rail lines will improve the connectivity in the region and lead to increase in both tourism and employment opportunities,” PMO said.
PMO said that the 65-km long electrified MGR (Merry-Go-Round) System will deliver low cost and high grade coal from NTPC’s Talaipalli mine to 1600 MW NTPC Lara Super Thermal Power Station in Chhattisgarh.
“This will boost the generation of low cost and reliable power from NTPC Lara, thus strengthening energy security of the country. The MGR system, built at a cost of more than Rs 2070 crore, is a technological marvel for improving the coal transportation from coal mines to power stations,” PMO said.
2. PM to distribute one lakh sickle cell counselling cards
Targetting the health issues caused by sickle cell disease, especially among the tribal population, PM Modi will also distribute one lakh sickle cell counselling cards to the screened population.
The distribution of sickle cell counselling cards is being done under National Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission (NSAEM), PMO said. The campaign was launched by PM Modi in July 2023 in MP’s Shahdol.
3. PM to lay the foundation stone of ‘Critical Care Blocks’ in 9 districts of Chhattisgarh
PM Modi in Chhattisgarh will also lay the foundation stone of 50-bedded ‘critical care blocks’ in nine districts of the state. The nine Critical Care Blocks will be built under Pradhan Mantri-Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM) at Durg, Kondagaon, Rajnandgaon, Gariaband, Jashpur, Surajpur, Surguja, Bastar and Raigarh Districts, at a total cost of more than Rs 210 crore.