Tamil Nadu, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is a mirror of India’s wealth and culture, and the infrastructure projects he launched while there will provide thousands of new job possibilities for the region.
Speaking here, the prime minister had just finished launching projects worth Rs 20,000 crore that included pipelines for electricity, petroleum, ports, airports, roads, and railways. They included the Tiruchy airport’s second terminal, which cost Rs. 1,100 crore.
Major highlights of Tamil Nadu visits
According to Mr. Modi, Tamil Nadu and its people would directly benefit from the significant foreign investments in India because the state has emerged as a leading brand advocate for Made in India. At Tiruchirappalli International Airport, the new terminal building will triple capacity and improve connectivity with the Middle East, East Asia, and other regions of the world. He added that it will contribute to introducing Tamil culture and history to the world.
According to him, the five new railway projects will boost business and the production of electricity, and the new road projects will link major religious and tourist destinations like Srirangam, Chidambaram, Rameshwaram, and Vellore.
The Prime Minister noted Kamarajar Port, whose capacity has increased, and said the Sagarmala Yojna connects the ports in the nation with better highways. He also stated that port capacity and ship turnaround times have improved tremendously. He said that the opening of Kamarajar Port’s general cargo berth II would boost Tamil Nadu’s imports and exports, particularly in the auto industry.
He cited Thiruvalluvar and Subramania Bharati, among other great writers, adding that Tamil Nadu is home to the ancient language of Tamil and is a treasure trove of cultural legacy. He also spoke of brilliant minds in science and technology, like C.V. Raman, who gave him fresh inspiration every time he came to the state.
The Prime Minister spoke to Tiruchirappalli’s rich legacy, stating that the town retains the ruins of kingdoms like Pallava, Chola, Pandya, and Nayak that served as examples of exemplary government.
When Mr. Modi has the chance to travel overseas, he reportedly brings up Tamil culture. He asserted, “I believe in the continuous expansion of Tamil cultural inspiration’s contribution to the development and heritage of the country,” citing the Sengol’s placement in the new Parliament building as well as the Kashi-Tamil and Kashi Saurashtra-Sangamam acts.
According to Mr. Modi, in the past ten years, the Union government has spent unprecedented amounts in Tamil Nadu.
In comparison to the ten years before 2014, Tamil Nadu also received 2.5 times as much funding during this time. According to Mr. Modi, the state spent 2.5 times more money on the railway industry than on national highway building, and the state spent more than three times as much on national highway construction.
The Prime Minister noted that the state’s recent floods claimed the lives of several people and declared that the Union government supported the populace. “We are providing all possible help to the state government,” he stated.
According to Union Minister of Steel and Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia, the government has made sure that airports serve as hubs for development as well as a means of transportation. Additionally, airports are becoming hubs for employment.
“Airports are also becoming employment hubs for the entire nation,” he stated, noting that in the past 9.5 years, civil aviation has become more accessible, allowing anyone to become a pilot.
The Demonstration Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant (DFRP) at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, was also dedicated by the prime minister to the country.
For Rs 400 crore, the DFRP was created with a special design that makes it the only one of its kind in the world. It can reprocess fuels that are discharged from fast reactors, including carbide and oxide fuels. Additionally, the 500-bed boys’ hostel “AMETHYST” of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Tiruchirappalli was opened.