Development and good governance have no caste, creed or religion: PM Modi
Development and good governance have no caste, creed or religion: PM Modi

Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday virtually inaugurated a slew of projects in Kerala, and said that development is the aim of the government. Modi said while taking part in the inauguration ceremony from Delhi, in which Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also took part virtually, where PM Modi said: "Development and good governance have no caste, creed or religion as development is for everyone and for that I seek the support of the people of Kerala. Development is our aim,"

Modi laid the foundation stone for the Integrated Command and Control Centre, and to convert 37 km roads into world class status.

"To facilitate our growth, we have the Smart City project and it helps in urban planning. So far, 54 Command and Control Centres have become operational," Modi said. The Prime Minister also inaugurated the 320 KV Pugalur (Tamil Nadu) to Thrissur (Kerala) power transmission project.

"Thrissur is known as the cultural centre of Kerala and now with this project, it will become the power centre of the state as this will get connected to the national grid. The transmission gap has to be bridged and it will be done. The High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) equipment used in the project has been made under the Make in India Aatmanirbhar movement," said Modi.

The project has been built at a cost of Rs 5,070 crore and will facilitate the transfer of 2,000 MW power from the western region to help meet the demand of power in Kerala. The Prime Minister also dedicated the 50 MW Kasaragod Solar Power Project that has been developed over 250 acres at a cost of Rs 280 crore to the people.

Modi also launched the 75 MLD (million litres per day) Water Treatment Plant at Aruvikkara in the capital district, built under the Amrut Mission. "Under the Amrut scheme, 175 drinking water supply projects at a cost of Rs 1,100 crore have been launched so far, and this new one at Aruvikara will benefit 13 lakh people," Modi said.

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