PM Modi in Odisha at the foundation stone laying ceremony at the Talcher Fertilizer plant
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday targeted the Congress over corruption and for ignoring farmers' interest, as he kicked off BJP's election campaign by asking people to elect a stable government in poll-bound Chhattisgarh. He stressed that the BJP-ruled state has shown that development is possible with a stable government. Addressing a farmers rally, PM Modi said the only objective of the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Chhattisgarh were the welfare of the poor and the common people.
The PM visited the state after a visit to Odisha where he unveiled a plaque to mark the commencement of work for the revival of the Talcher fertilizer plant in Odisha.
Here are the highligts on PM Modi's visit to Odisha and Chhattisgarh:
Through technological interventions, we are ensuring welfare of farmers. Measures like Soil health Cards and Fasal Bima Yojana are benefiting the farmers immensely: PM
We want to create a new, modern Chhattisgarh. We are moving ahead with the mission of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas: PM
"The electorates in Chhathisgarh have never fallen for rumours being spread by the opposition. This is why the state has a stable government," PM Modi said.
Atal Ji created 3 states - Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. It is due to his vision of development that all these states are progressing rapidly: PM
PM Modi is addressing a public meeting in Janjgir, Chhattisgarh
"Odisha is getting ready for a big change. The presence of such a huge crowd here shows that," PM Modi tells a public gathering in Jharsuguda
"Connectivity is at the core of all round development. Our Government has devoted significant efforts to enhance connectivity all over the nation," the Prime Minister said
"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," PM Modi said
India's aviation sector is being transformed rapidly, the Prime Minister said. "This augurs well for 125 crore Indians," he added
"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 said
PM Modi interacts with women ahead of inaugurating an airport at Jharsuguda in Odisha
"I am told production will start in 36 months. I promise to be here in 36 months at the start of production," PM Modi said
"Coal-gasification is being used for the first time in India to convert this 'black diamond' coal into gas. This would help reduce import of natural gas fertiliser," PM Modi said
PM Modi says production from the Rs 13,000 crore Talcher fertiliser revival project to start in 36 months
Work is on to revive the fertilizer factories not just in Talcher but also in Gorakhpur, Sindri, Ramgundam and Barauni, the Prime Minister said
"The Talcher fertilizer plant was so far a symbol of the failures of the previous government. Now it will become a symbol of our government's success," says PM Modi
Talcher is the first plant in India to have a coal gasification based fertilizer unit. In addition to fertilizer, the plant will produce natural gas, which will contribute to the country's energy requirements, a statement from PM Modi's office had said
"Projects like the fertiliser plant here are central to India's growth story. This plant will use latest technology as well," the Prime Minister said
"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 Modi said at the foundation laying ceremony of the Talcher fertilizer plant