PM Modi visited Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh today to launch a series of developmental projects. PM Modi laid the foundation stone of projects worth more than Rs 50,700 crore, including the Petrochemical Complex at Bina Refinery in Bina, Madhya Pradesh. Ten new industrial projects across the state were also launched. Following the event in Madhya Pradesh, the Prime Minister reached Raigarh to launch rail sector projects. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of “critical care blocks” in nine districts of Chattisgarh apart from distributing 1 lakh sickle cell counselling cards.
Of the projects scheduled to be inaugurated, the Petrochemical Complex at Bina Refinery is a state-of-the-art refinery, to be developed at a cost of about Rs. 49,000 crore, and will produce about 1200 KTPA (kilo-tonnes per annum) of ethylene and propylene- important for various sectors like textiles, packaging, and pharma, among others. This development is viewed as a step towards fulfilling the Prime Minister’s vision of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, as it will reduce the country’s dependency on imports and create employment opportunities instead. PM Modi at the inauguration said "Today, the inauguration of Petrochemical Complex at Bina Refinery will help in making India Atmanirbhar...The modern Petrochemical complex will take Bina to new heights. With this new industries will come here and MSMEs will get opportunities and youth will get job opportunities.” "You all have seen how India has successfully organised the G20 Summit. The credit for the success of the G20 Summit goes to the people of the country. It is the success of 140 crore people” he added. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan who was also present at the event, said that the Bina Refinery Petrochemical Project was one of the most gigantic investments ever made in the state and September 14 would be marked as a historic day for Bina.“The petrochemical project is one of the most gigantic investments ever made in Madhya Pradesh. With this investment of ₹50,000 crore other investments worth ₹1 lakh crore will be made in different places of the state, which will provide employment to two lakh people. The petrochemical project of Bina Refinery will create over 4.15 lakh employment opportunities including 2.15 lakh directly or indirectly along with remaining 2 lakh," the CM said. PM Modi said, "I want to thank Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his government for giving me the opportunity to come and meet the people of the state. Today, we will lay the foundation stone of projects worth more than Rs. 50,000 crores. Even the budget for several states in our country is not ₹50,000 crores…”
PM Modi also laid the foundation stone of various other projects including the 'Power and Renewable Energy Manufacturing Zone' in Narmadapuram district, two IT parks in Indore, a Mega Industrial Park in Ratlam, six new industrial areas across Madhya Pradesh.
The Prime Minister also travelled to Chattisgarh where he was scheduled to dedicate rail sector projects worth Rs 6350 crores at a roadshow in Raigarh. The projects include Chhattisgarh East Rail Project Phase-I, the 3rd rail line between Champa and Jamga, the 3rd rail line between Pendra Road and Anuppur, and the MGR (Merry-Go-Round) system connecting Talaipalli Coal Mine to NTPC Lara Super Thermal Power Station (STPS). PM Modi said the railway and the healthcare projects that have been launched in Chhattisgarh will give impetus to state's socioeconomic development.
The PM went on to comment on the opposition bloc India, "This INDI alliance doesn't have a leader...they have also decided on a hidden agenda to attack India's culture. The INDI alliance has come with a resolution to end 'Sanatan' culture…" he said in an unwarranted attack at INDIA.