PM Modi will address public meetings and launch several infrastructure projects
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mizoram and Meghalaya today to inaugurate various development projects. The Prime Minister addressed public meetings and also funded young entrepreneurs launch several infrastructure projects. PM Modi reached Aizawl in the morning before headedto Shillong later in the day. PM Modi's visit gave momentum to BJP's campaign ahead of Assembly elections in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura early next year.
PM Modi inaugurated the new BJP Meghalaya unit office during his visit today. BJP is already in power in Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh among the northeast states.
Here are the highlights from PM Modi's visit to Mizoram and Meghalaya:
PM Modi's visit to the two north eastern states have boosted the BJP campaign ahead of the assembly elections in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura. The current Meghalaya Assembly ends on March 6, Nagaland Assembly ends on March 13, and Tripura Assembly ends on March 14. Each has 60 seats.
PM Modi also spoke about how Meghalaya will complete 50 years of constitution in 2022 when India completes 75 years of independence and urged the people of the state to make new oaths.
The Government of India has sanctioned Rs 100 crore to promote tourism in Meghalaya and develop top tourist destinations in the state, PM Modi said.
15 new railway lines of nearly 14000 km and 4000 km of National Highways costing 47,000 crore and 32,000 crore respectively have been sanctioned by the Union Government, in an attempt to boost connectivity in the North East region, the prime minister said.
The prime minister also spoke about how he has instructed his ministers to interact with the people of the north east and atleast one of them must visit the region every 15 days.
Referring to "Transformation by Transportation", PM Modi said the Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road will help reduce travel time, boost economic activity and establish a direct link between the cities of Shillong and Tura.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road, in Shillong.
PM Modi arrived in Shillong where he was given a warm welcome.
The Prime Minister visited Shillong, Meghalaya where he addressed a rally, announced the opening of a party office and inaugurated the Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road.
On the restrictive bamboo regulation, PM Modi said that from now on there will be no requirement of any permit for farmers to produce, transport or sell bamboo and its products, benefiting the farmers and working towards doubling their income by 2022.
PM Modi also spoke about his 'Act East Policy'. As Mizoram serves as a gateway to the South East, the state can gain vastly as a transit point for trade with Myanmar and Bangladesh. He also spoke about how the scenic beauty, high literacy rate and vast English speaking population of the state can boost tourism.
Referring to the connectivity and transport in the North Eastern region, PM Modi said:
• The BJP government will invest in infrastructure to work on the lack of connectivity in the region and called it 'Transformation by Transportation'
• 15 New Rail Line projects of 1385 kilometers length at a cost of over Rs.47,000 crore will be executed to bring all the State capitals of the North East on the railway map.
With reference to the building of New India, the prime minister emphasized on the following:
• To achieve New India by 2022, increasing economic growth and sharing the fruits of the result will go hand in hand.
• Every Indian, irrespective of caste, gender, religion, class must have equal opportunities
• The 115 relatively backward districts of North Eastern States will benefit from the government's plans to usher in development in these districts.
Narendra Modi also said his government is focusing on youth empowerment and believes in the skills of the youngsters. PM Modi used the words 'empower through enterprise' to talk about how BJP is creating a right atmosphere for the youth's big ideas to flourish and prosper.
DoNER has set up a Rs. 100 crore Northeast Venture Capital Fund from which PM Modi will be distributing cheques to young entrepreneurs for better youth empowerment in the region. The prime minister urged the Mizoram youth to benefit from the steps taken by the government and said they will always be there as a helping hand for the youth venturing into the world of start-ups.
Narendra Modi said the hydropower project will:
• Provide electricity
• The reservoir water will provide avenues for navigation which will boost connectivity between remote villages
• Development of fisheries
• Boost eco-tourism
• Provide drinking water supply
PM Modi spoke about his government's commitment to the projects in the North East by referring to the completion of the delayed Tuirial Hydropower Project. He also said these projects will usher in a new era of development in the North Eastern region.
The prime minister celebrated the completion of the 60 Mega-Watt Tuirial Hydropower Project. Some highlights about the project are:
• This is Mizoram's first large hydropower project which should be able to boost the socio-economic development of the state.
• Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government cleared the project back in 1998 but got delayed.
• The huge reservoir is spread over an area of 45 square kilometres.
PM Modi inaugurated the Tuirial Hydropower Project today in Aizawl and referred to the project as a 'boon' for the people of Mizoram.
The prime minister referred to development in the north east during Atal Bihari Vajpayee's regime and said how his ministers have visited the region around 150 times. He also said resources are being devoted for significant progress in the North east.
This was Narendra Modi's first visit to Mizoram after becoming the prime minister. PM Modi tweeted about how he admires the beauty of the state and referred to the people as 'friendly' soon after being received by the governor and chief minister of Mizoram at the airport.
The Governor of Mizoram, Lt Gen.(Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma and Mizoram Chief Minister Shri Lal Thanhawla received and welcomed PM Modi on his arrival at the Lengpui Airport.
Prime Minister Modi shared a airplane view video on his Twitter account before landing in Aizawl and said he looks forward to interacting with the people of Mizoram.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Lengpui airport in Aizawl.