On September 2nd, Prime Minister Narendra Modi noted that the nation’s port capacity has doubled over the past eight years and emphasised that infrastructure development is essential for the emergence of a modern India. Speaking at a public event to introduce various development projects, he stated that in order for India to become developed, the manufacturing industry and Make in India must be enlarged.
The government’s emphasis on infrastructure development was highlighted by Prime Minister Modi.
The prime minister added that he is pleased with how quickly the double-engine government in Karnataka is addressing the needs and aspirations of the population. At the event, the Prime Minister launched and set the foundation for mechanisation and industrialization projects worth roughly Rs 3,800 crore by way of a remote control.
This included a project the New Mangalore Port Authority undertook to mechanise Berth No. 14 for the handling of containers and other cargo, which cost over Rs 280 crore.
He also laid the groundwork for five port-sponsored projects valued at roughly Rs 1,000 crore.
The BS VI Modernisation Project and Sea Water Desalination Plant, two projects carried out by Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals NSE-1.24% Limited and valued at Rs 1,830 crore and Rs 680 crore, respectively, were officially opened by the Prime Minister.
According to a formal statement, the seawater desalination facility will assist in reducing reliance on fresh water and maintain a consistent supply of petrochemicals and hydrocarbons throughout the year.
The plant, which has a 30 MLD capacity, turns seawater into the water needed for refinery processes, according to the announcement.