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Prime Minister inaugurates LNG terminal and pipeline project at Anjar

Prime Minister lays foundation stone and dedicates several other development projects worth Rs. 6216 crore at Satapar Village of Anjar

Inauguration of the Natural Gas Terminal will prove to be a milestone in the development of Gujarat: Mr. Vijay Rupani

Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi on his one day visit to Gujarat today inaugurated a series of development projects including three Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals at Mundra terminal, the Anjar-Mundra pipeline project, and the Palanpur-Pali-Barmer pipeline project. I am fortunate that I have the privilege of inaugurating three LNG terminals simultaneously. Addressing a gathering here, Mr. Modi said that, When Gujarat got its first LNG terminal, people were surprised. Now, we are poised to make a fourth LNG terminal.

Emphasising on the need of being energy efficient, Mr. Modi said that, we cannot alleviate poverty if we are energy poor. A strong energy sector is needed for the growth of any country. Gujarat is emerging as LNG hub of the country, which is a matter of pride for the nation.

Welcoming the people in their local language Mr. Modi said that, the demand for single lane roads is being replaced by that of I-ways, grass grids, water grids, and optical fibre networks, in addition to conventional infrastructure.

Dedicating Gujarat’s Third and India’s fourth LNG terminal Mr. Modi said that, Energy is essential in the origin of development. The lack of energy keeps the country poor Therefore, energy is the basic need to make the country free from poverty. We are fully functional in order to fulfil it. Without energy, even the mobile cannot be charged, energy will be the means of employment, he added.

Mr. Modi said energy is quintessential for development and no nation can come out of poverty without it. From 1955 to 2014 only 13 crore gas connections have been given by previous government and in last 4 years we are able to provide new LPG gas connection to more 10 crore families. Government will ensure that not a single family remains without LPG gas connection.

The then Chief Minister of Gujarat Mr. Modi has always been showering his affections through “kutch nahi dekha to kuch nahi dekha” campaign. Highlighting the growth in India’s tourism sector, he asserted that, there are ample opportunities in the tourism sector. The world is keen to come to India. We have seen in Kutch too, how the White Rann has become the cynosure of all eyes from across the world. Like this, there are many places to discover in every district. Everyone can see how Kutch has changed in the last 20 years. The water problem was acute. Very few people came here. Today, the world is coming to Kutch, he added.

He said that Government has provided electricity to 18 thousand villages in one thousand days and now committed to provide electricity to the houses of 4 crore families under the Saubhagya Yojana in next one year. The main goal of this Government is to fulfil the necessities of Education to children, proper irrigation, employment to the youth and medicines.

Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani said that, Gujarat has become a self-sufficient state in the energy sector. The inauguration of the LNG terminal plant by our Prime Minister will also be a new chapter in the development of Gujarat. Due to Prime Minister’s visionary planning, Gujarat has become the Best Investment Hub, Land of Opportunities and Natural Gas Capital. He introduced the statistical facts like Import of 75% of the country’s total natural gas, third part of country’s total natural gas consumption, Distribution of CNG to 900 villages by 25,000 km pipeline, More than 475 CNG stations, Use of CNG consuming in 40% of cities etc.

Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Nitin Patel in his welcome speech said that Kutch is known today as an industrial and tourism area all over the world. Minister of Social and Educationally Backward Class Welfare, Shri Vasanbhai Ahir gave his occasional speech. Mr. Modi was traditionally welcomed flower bouquets, shawl and memento.

On the occasion Union Minister of State Mr. Mansukhbhai Mandviya, State ministers, President of Kachchh district panchayat, District BJP President, MP’s, MLA’s, District Collector, District Development Officer, SP of West Kutch, Anjar Prant Officer,High officials and large number of Kachi people were present.

Source: Information Department, Gujarat