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PM launches Mission Bhagiratha, lays stone for NTPC, fertiliser projects

V Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on January 17, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Telangana government's ambitious Mission Bhagiratha and laid the foundation stone for the Rs 10,599-crore 1600 MW NTPC super thermal power plant to come up in Ramagundam.

On a hectic day-long tour of Telangana, the PM also layed the foundation stone for the Fertiliiser Corporation of India's (FCIL) fertiliser plant in Ramagundam, the Manoharabad to Kothapally railway line, and the Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences at Warangal.

He later dedicated the 1200 MW thermal power project of Singareni Collieries Company Ltd developed in Adilabad district at an outlay of Rs 7,000 crore.

Mission Bhagiratha is a pet project of the Chief Minister, taken up at an outlay of Rs 42,000 crore. Apart from creating a water grid for supply drinking water to houses, it aims to rejuvenate more than 45,000 water tanks.

The drinking water project launched today, which draws water from Godavari about 250 km away, will supply water to about 66,000 people in Gajwel.

The fertiliser plant is expected to cost Rs 5,254 crore and is aimed at manufacture of ammonia and urea in two units.

The plant is a venture of National Fertiilisers Ltd, Engineers India Ltd and Fertiliser Corporatiion of India.

The Prime Minister's visit to Telangana assumes importance as it is his first after becoming the Prime Minister.

Addressing a massive gathering at Komatibanda village in Gajwel constituency of Medak district, Modi assured Telangana of all necessary support in the state's development activities.

He said the 21st century would be India's and the ongoing reforms and development would take the country to new highs.

State Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao while thanking Modi and the Centre for supporting the State's projects, taken up with an outlay of Rs 70,000 crore, said the youngest State is now on a rapid growth path.

Published on August 07, 2016

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