Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the second Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Himachal Pradesh Global Investors’ Meet at Mandi today. In the event, 287 Investible Projects worth ₹ 28,197 were grounded. These projects are expected to provide impetus to economic development in the region as well as generate around one lakh job opportunities.
Amongst the Mega projects were Renukaji Dam project worth ₹ 6,700 crore by SJVNL, State’s first Defence Park worth ₹ 2,000 crore by M/s SMPP Pvt. Ltd., API unit worth ₹ 850 Cr by M/s Kinvan Pvt. Ltd., State’s first Defence Park worth ₹ 510 Cr by M/s Indo Farm Equipment. Also, Other than Industries and Energy sector, there were other grounded projects from various sectors such as Tourism, Health, Ayurveda etc.
Prime Minister also released a Book, ‘Seva aur Siddhi Ke, 4 Saal Samridhi Ke’, highlighting the four years achievements of the present State Government, brought out by the Information and Public Relations Department.
A documentary film based on various achievements of the present State Government brought out by the Department was also screened on the occasion.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while welcoming the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the State was fortunate to have benevolence of the Prime Minister, who was always considerate towards the developmental demands of the state.
Jai Ram Thakur said that it was a record in the history of Himachal Pradesh that Prime Minister inaugurated and laid foundation stones of development projects worth Rs.11,581 crore in single day. He said that Renuka ji National Project, foundation stone of which was laid by the Prime Minister today would not only generate 200 million unit of energy in a surface power house with 40 MW installed capacity, but would also meet the 40 per cent drinking water requirement of Delhi by supplying 23 cubic meter water per second to National Capital Territory of Delhi.