PM inaugurates Gujarat's fourth LNG terminal at Anjar
01 October 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Mundra LNG terminal, the Anjar-Mundra pipeline project and the Palanpur-Pali-Barmer pipeline project, at Anjar, in Gujarat.
Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister appreciated the development work that has happened in the Kutch region over the last 20 years.
He said the inauguration of the LNG terminal is the fourth such project in Gujarat inaugurated by him over the years.
Gujarat, he said, is emerging as an LNG hub of India, adding that a strong energy sector is needed for the growth of any country. India cannot alleviate poverty if we are energy poor, the prime minister said.
Modi said the aspirations of people are rising, and they want i-ways, gas grids, water grids, and optical fibre networks in addition to conventional infrastructure.
The prime minister said that there are ample opportunities in the tourism sector, and 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”, he added.
He also spoke of the steps taken by the union government to make the aviation sector more affordable and improve connectivity.
The prime minister also spoke of the efforts made to ensure that all villages are electrified, and the work being done towards electrifying every single household in India. We want to bring qualitative changes in the lives of the common citizen of India, he added.
The prime minister also inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi Museum in Rajkot. The museum has been set up at the Alfred High School, which was an important part of the formative years of Mahatma Gandhi. It will help spread awareness about Gandhian culture, values and philosophy, he said while inaugurating the centre.
The Prime Minister also unveiled a plaque to mark the inauguration of a public housing project of 624 houses. He witnessed the e-Gruh Pravesh of 240 beneficiary families.