Silvassa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stones of Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli on Tuesday, dedicating development projects worth over Rs 4,850 crore to the nation. Projects include dedication of NAMO Medical Education and Research Institute in Silvassa and dedication and foundation stone laying of 96 projects such as government schools, government engineering college in Daman, beautification, strengthening and widening of various roads, fish market and shopping. among others, the complex and expansion of the water supply in the region. The Prime Minister also handed over the house keys to the beneficiaries of PMAY Urban in Diu and Silvassa.
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister also visited the NAMO Institute of Medical Education and Research in Silvassa where he was accompanied by the Administrator of the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu and Lakshadweep, Shri Praful Patel. He inaugurated the institute and paid floral tributes at the statue of Lord Dhanvantari. The Prime Minister viewed the model of the college’s campus and walked through the Anatomy Museum and Dissection of the Academic Block. The Prime Minister also visited the Central Library and signed the visitor’s book. He started towards the amphitheater, where he talked with construction workers.
In his address to the gathering, the Prime Minister expressed his joy on witnessing the development journey of Daman, Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. He noted Silvassa’s growing cosmopolitanism, with people coming from all corners of the country. He drew attention to both the people’s love of tradition and modernity, and the government is working with full dedication on the development of the territory of the Union.
He said that in recent years, a lot of work was done on the physical and social infrastructure of the university from an allocation of 5,500 crowns. He talked about LED streets, door-to-door waste collection and 100 percent waste processing. He also praised the state’s new industrial policy as a means of increasing industry and employment at the university. “Today I got an opportunity to launch new projects worth Rs 5,000 crore,” he said. These projects are related to health, housing, tourism, education and urban development. “Livelihoods, tourism, transport and business will be improved,” he added.
Referring to today’s projects, he expressed his joy that the prime minister himself laid the foundation stones of several projects. He lamented that government projects aimed at developing the country were either stalled, abandoned or misguided for a long time, sometimes to such an extent that the foundation stone itself became rubble and the projects remained unfinished. But in the last 9 years, the Prime Minister emphasized that a new work style has been developed and a work culture has been introduced. He pointed out that the current government strives to complete the projects on time and immediately move on to other development works after completion. The Prime Minister said that today’s projects are examples of this work culture and congratulated everyone on the development work.
The Prime Minister reiterated that the central government moves on the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas’. He said that the balanced development of each region is a huge priority. The prime minister criticized the long-standing trend of viewing development through the prism of vote bank politics. This led to dispossession of tribal and border areas. The fishermen were left to their fate and Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli paid a heavy price for it, the Prime Minister said.
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