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Development of eastern parts of India priority of govt: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the development of eastern parts of India is a core priority for his government and small towns must have employment opportunities.

india Updated: Feb 05, 2016 12:36 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the development of eastern parts of India is a core priority for his government and small towns must have employment opportunities.

Inaugurating two projects in Dibrugarh at Assam, Modi said, “The development of eastern parts of India is a core priority for our government because that is the way to all-round development.”

One of the projects that the PM inaugurated was the Assam Gas Cracker Project, a venture envisaged 32 years ago.

Modi, however, said that he shouldn’t have had the opportunity to inaugurate the projects and it should have been done long time ago.

“I don’t think I should have for the opportunity to inaugurate these projects. This should have been done long ago, “ said the prime minister.

The PM said that when projects get delayed, the cost also increases.

Here are the highlights of PM Modi’s address:

# The projects inaugurated today offer immense employment opportunities to the people of Assam.

# It is important to think ahead of time when it comes planning schemes and initiatives. Also important to chalk out the roadmap.

# Employment opportunities have to be created and they can’t be created in big cities only. Smaller towns must have employment opportunities.

# Government of India believes in cooperative federalism. Centre and states have to work together for development.

# The development of eastern parts of India is a core priority for our government because that is the way to all-round development.

The petrochemical project, executed by Brahmaputra Crackers and Polymers Ltd (BCPL) will use naphtha and natural gas from Assam’s oilfields to produce ethylene, the feedstock for manufacturing polymers that are basic building blocks of plastics.