Visakhapatnam / New Delhi,(thestates.news): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the government is giving importance to an integrated approach to infrastructure development as the country has suffered huge losses due to the isolated approach. He said that in the Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal, the country is moving fast on the path of development with the aim of a developed India.
The Prime Minister was speaking after dedicating projects worth over ₹10,500 crore to the nation at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. He said that the connectivity, oil and gas sector related projects being taken up in Visakhapatnam would give impetus to the development of Andhra Pradesh and its coastal areas.
The PM said that this program reflects the vision for infrastructure, that the vision is of inclusive growth. He said that there is a clarity of what is needed in terms of infrastructure. He said that supply chain and logistics depend on multi-modal connectivity. That’s why a new approach is adopted regarding infrastructure. We gave importance to an integrated approach to development.
He said that the Economic Corridor for which we laid the foundation stone today has a 6-lane road. A separate road will be made to reach the port. On one hand, the Visakhapatnam Railway Station is being redeveloped and on the other the fishing harbour is being modernised. The Prime Minister said that PM Gati Shakti Yojana has accelerated the creation of infrastructure and reduced the cost of projects. Investments in India are increasing due to PLI scheme, GST, IBC, National Infrastructure Pipeline and momentum. He said that schemes for the welfare of the poor are being expanded.
He also underlined the government’s focus on the blue economy. He said that today the country is also making efforts on a large scale to realise the infinite possibilities associated with the Blue Economy. Blue economy has become such a big priority of the country for the first time. He mentioned measures like Kisan Credit Card for fishermen and modernization of Visakhapatnam fishing port which started today.
The Prime Minister said that the whole world is passing through a period of struggle. Many countries are worried about their declining economy. However, India is scaling new heights and creating history in many fields. The world is looking towards India. Experts and intellectuals are praising India. Today India has become the centre of hope of the world, he said.
The PM said that Visakhapatnam is a very special city with a very rich tradition of trade and business. He said that Visakhapatnam being an important port in ancient India was part of the trade route of West Asia and Rome thousands of years ago, even today Visakhapatnam is the centre of trade in India. Modi said the inauguration and foundation stone laying of projects worth over ₹10,000 crore will fulfill the aspirations of Andhra Pradesh and Visakhapatnam.
On this occasion, he also made a special mention of former Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. He said that his love and dedication towards Andhra Pradesh is unique. Praising the nature and entrepreneurship of the people of Andhra Pradesh, he said that whether it is education or entrepreneurship, technology or medical profession, today the people of Andhra Pradesh are showcasing their talent in every corner of the world.(H.S)