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PM Modi Concludes 2-Day Visit to Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra: Inaugurates Key Development Projects

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Madurai.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up his extensive two-day tour to Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra today, leaving behind a trail of inaugurated and initiated development projects aimed at bolstering various sectors in these states. On February 28, Modi’s itinerary was packed with ceremonies marking the commencement of crucial ventures, enhancing infrastructure, agriculture, and social welfare schemes.

Beginning his journey in Kerala on Tuesday, Modi visited the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram, where he inaugurated three significant space infrastructure projects valued at approximately ₹1,800 crore. He also reviewed the progress of the ambitious Gaganyaan Mission and felicitated four astronaut-designates with ‘astronaut wings.’

Transitioning to Tamil Nadu in the afternoon, Modi engaged in the ‘Creating the Future – Digital Mobility for Automotive MSME Entrepreneurs’ program in Madurai, launching two initiatives to empower MSMEs in the automotive sector.

In Tamil Nadu, on February 28, around 9:45 am, Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for various development projects worth approximately ₹17,300 crore in Thoothukudi. Among these projects, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the Outer Harbor Container Terminal at V.O. Chidambaranar Port, aiming to elevate it as the country’s premier Green Hydrogen Hub Port. Several associated projects including a desalination plant, hydrogen production facilities, and bunkering facilities were also initiated. Furthermore, Modi launched India’s first indigenous green hydrogen fuel cell inland waterway vessel under the Harit Nauka initiative and dedicated tourist facilities in 75 lighthouses across ten States/UTs.

Rail projects aimed at doubling the Vanchi Maniyachchi – Nagercoil rail line, along with road projects totalling about ₹4,586 crores, were dedicated to the nation. These endeavours aim to improve connectivity and reduce travel time for commuters.

Moving to Maharashtra, around 4:30 pm, PM Modi participated in a public event in Yavatmal to inaugurate and dedicate multiple development projects valued at over ₹4,900 crore. Notable among these was the release of the 16th instalment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), benefitting farmers through direct transfers. Additionally, various schemes like the ‘Namo Shetkari MahaSanman Nidhi’ and the distribution of Ayushman cards were initiated to support farmers and improve healthcare access.

The launch of Modi Awaas Gharkul Yojana for OBC category beneficiaries, inauguration of irrigation projects under PMKSY and BJSY, and commencement of rail and road projects were also part of the agenda, aimed at enhancing infrastructure and livelihood opportunities in Maharashtra.

In a symbolic gesture, PM Modi inaugurated the statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay in Yavatmal City, underscoring the government’s commitment to honouring the nation’s ideological stalwarts.

Modi’s visit, marked by a slew of inaugurations and initiations, underscores the government’s relentless pursuit of development and welfare across the length and breadth of the country.

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