Highlights:

  • North East will become the new engine of India’s growth has descended on the earth: PM Modi. 
  • For India to become ‘Atma Nirbhar’ (self-sufficient), it is necessary to continuously increase its strength, as well as its capabilities: PM Modi.
  • After visiting Assam, the Prime Minister is likely to go to West Bengal. 

Today, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi dedicated multiple significant projects of the gas and oil sector to the nation at Silapathar in Assam’s Dhemaji district. At Hebeda Village, Makum, Tinsukia, the PM inaugurated a Gas Compressor Station and Secondary Tank Farm of the Oil India Limited at Madhuban, Dibrugarh, and the INDMAX Unit at Bongaigaon Refinery of Indian Oil. He also inaugurated the Dhemaji Engineering College and laid the foundation stone for Sualkuchi Engineering College. 

While addressing the people of Assam, the PM said that if the policy is right, if the intention is clear, the destiny also changes. “Today, the gas pipeline network is being prepared in the country, optical fiber is being laid to every village in the country, pipes are being installed to deliver water to every house, they are the new fate lines of Mother India,” stated PM Modi.

PM Modi said that when he went to Assam to lay the foundation stone of Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Gogamukh, he had said that North East will become the new engine of India’s growth. “Today, we see that belief descending on the earth before our eyes,” Modi added. The PM claimed that the connectivity, hospitals, educational institutions, industries of the state were not in the priority of the earlier government.

PM Modi said that for India to become ‘Atma Nirbhar’ (self-sufficient), it is necessary to continuously increase its strength, as well as its capabilities. “Over the years, we have greatly increased the oil storage capacity for refining and emergencies in India itself,” said Modi as according to him, for people in Assam and North East, all these projects will make their life easier and for the youth employment opportunities will also be increased. “When a person gets his basic facilities, his confidence also increases. Increasing this confidence also develops the region as well as the country,” added Modi.

The government of Assam and the Centre are working collaboratively to develop State infrastructure, said the PM and claimed that despite the State having great potential, the former governments gave it ‘sautela’ (half-step) treatment and overlooked the developments in several sectors.

After visiting Assam, the Prime Minister is likely to go to West Bengal. 

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