JYOTIRADITYA SCINDIA has said that he would tirelessly endeavour for the development of Gwalior and Chambal region. He was speaking as chief guest on Thursday at the inauguration of the natural gas distribution terminal at Malanpur industrial area in Bhind district.
Recalling the efforts of his late father Madhavrao Scindia to develop the region, he said he would pursue his works. He appealed everyone to rise above party politics to ensure development of the region.
Scindia hoped that availability of natural gas at Malanpur would usher in an era of industrial growth in the region. He promised to include Morena, Bhind and Sheopur districts under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyut Yojna in the next phase.
Earlier, only Ashoknagar and Shivpuri districts were included in the centrally sponsored programme. Scindia also assured to develop and strength water bodies of the region to benefit the farmers. He described the water situation as precarious and urged the State government to take early remedial measures. Scindia expressed gratitude to union minister Mani Shankar Aiyar and former CMD of Gas Authority of India Limited for the project.
Speaking on the occasion CMD of GAIL SR Rao said it was rare that a person who laid foundation stone also inaugurated the project.
In order to complete this project in a record time GAIL technical team had to overcome many hurdles crossing 5 rivers, 2 highways, 3 railway crossing, 13 canals and 25 roads, he said. Elaborating on other ongoing projects Rao said the two pipelines - Jagoti- Dewas-Indore and Vijaypur- Kota work were progressing well.
Out of 28 cities in the country, three in Madhya Pradesh- Gwalior, Indore and Ujjain- will be provided the gas supply connectivity. A zonal marketing office has been opened at Bhopal to coordinate the activities of petrochemical division, he said.
The company has an investment of Rs 4612 crore in the State and this will further increase in areas of social and other development, he said.
MLA Satya Deo Katare, Ummed Singh Bana, Hari Singh Narvaria, former MLA Ramesh Agrawal and Lakhan Singh were among those present on the occasion.