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    Published on February 19, 2021

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of key projects of power and urban sector in Kerala today evening through video conferencing. Prime Minister said that these projects will be major milestones in Kerala’s growth trajectory. The new projects will infact empower the beautiful state of Kerala.He also added that the people of Kerala contribute significantly to our nation’s progress.

    Prime Minister dedicated the Pugalur – Thrissur Power Transmission Project to the nation. The project that was completed at a cost of 5070 crore rupees will infact enable Thrissur district to be the major power hub of Kerala. This will be pivotal in meeting the rising energy demands of the state.

      The Prime Minister also dedicated to the nation the 50 MW Kasaragod Solar Power Project,  developed under the National Solar Energy Mission. Prime Minister opined that this will play in crucial role in in meeting the nation’s green energy targets. He also laid the foundation stone for the Integrated Command and Control Centre at Thiruvananthapuram. The control centre built at the cost of 94 crore rupees will act as the control room integrating various departments in case of any contingency. In addition to this Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of the Smart Roads Project in Thiruvananthapuram.This projects will transform the roads of the state capital to international standards. A Water Treatment Plant at Aruvikkara was also inaugurated  by him, that will boost the  supply of drinking water in the capital city. An aggregate 30 lakh people will  be beneficiaries of the this project through uninterrupted per capita water availability .

    Prime Minister said that the Central Government has implemented numerous projects for the welfare of fishermen community in the state. The central budget has alloted a considerable share for the construction of fishing harbour in Cochin. During the event Prime Minister annotated the lines from a poem of the popular Malayalam poet Kumaranasan.

    Prime Minister said that the government aims to bring in development of all sections of the society without any barriers of religion and caste.

    Chief Minister of the state Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan presided over the event. He expressed happiness that the projects could be completed in a time bound manner. He also said that the power sector in the state has grown enormously during the present government’s tenure. The event was attended by Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, various central ministers, ministers from the state cabinet and people’s representatives.