PM Modi to lay foundation stones for projects worth Rs 27k cr in Jharkhand on May 25

PM Modi on May 25 will lay foundation stones for developmental projects in Jharkhand worth Rs 27,000 crore, including a power plant, cooking gas pipeline, AIIMS and expansion of Deoghar airport .

ranchi Updated: May 23, 2018 20:06 IST
Press Trust of India, Ranchi
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PM Narendra Modi would distribute 300 employment orders out of 7,000 jobs given by the Central Coalfields Limited in Jharkhand.(AFP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 25 will lay foundation stones for developmental projects worth Rs 27,000 crore from Sindri in Dhanbad, Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das said on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister will lay foundation stones for several projects on the completion of four years of the central government. Foundation stones for projects worth Rs 27,000 crore will be laid, Das said at a press conference in Ranchi.

Recalling Modi’s speech in 2014 when he lamented that despite the abundance of coal in Jharkhand, there was “darkness” in the state, Das said it is set to change now as the PM will lay the foundation stone for a power plant at Patratu in Ramgarh district.

NTPC will be setting up the 3x800 MW thermal plant in the first phase and 2x800 MW in the second phase in collaboration with Jharkhand Bijli Vitaran Nigam Ltd. The project is worth Rs 18,668 crore.

Das said Rs 7,000 crore would be invested to revive the ailing Sindri Fertilizer company.

The prime minister would also distribute 300 employment orders out of 7,000 jobs given by the Central Coalfields Limited on the day, Das said.

Modi would lay foundation stone for a domestic cooking gas pipeline and in the first phase, Ranchi would get 591 km of the network. The pipeline network would then be extended to Jamshedpur, Hazaribagh, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Giridih and Ramgarh. Over the next five years, it will entail an investment of Rs 226 crore.

To boost tourism and employment, the Prime Minister would lay the foundation stone for the expansion of Deoghar airport for Rs 401.32 crore. Foundation would also be laid for an AIIMS worth Rs 1,103 crore, Das said.

First Published: May 23, 2018 20:06 IST