“Eight highways in Gujarat, totaling 1,200 km, will be converted into National Highways at an investment of Rs 12,000 crore,” PM Modi said and added that the pace of highways construction has risen 11 times to 22 km per day from 2 km/day during the previous regime.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced investment of Rs 12,000 crore in upgrading eight highways in Gujarat to National Highways as part of efforts to boost infrastructure development and job generation in the state.
OPaL, a joint venture company promoted by ONGC, GAIL, and GSPC, is the single largest petrochemical plant in the country that has a capacity to produce 14 lakh tonnes of polymers and 5 lakh tonnes of chemicals such as benzene annually.
India’s largest petrochemical plant, built by ONGC Petro Additions Ltd (OPaL) at a cost of Rs 30,000 crore, at Dahej Special Economic Zone (SEZ) was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
The Modi government is planning to launch its first major auction of oilfields within the next two months under the revamped Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP) worked out by the oil ministry
Moving with the aim of eradicating the misdirected subsidies (going to the rich and upper middle class) and providing access of clean cooking fuel to homes in rural India , the government in the past two years initiated various schemes like PAHAL, Ujjwala, “Give it up” and “Give back” that have together yielded notable results.
In line with the government’s vision to make India a gas based economy, all-out efforts are being made to provide access of LPG (clean cooking gas) to all rural kitchens and rural women who have been fighting the menace of smoke by using wood in their kitchens.
The remaining villages (3968- 70%) are now mainly in 4 states including Arunachal Pradesh (1229); Assam (972); Jharkhand (892) and Odisha (875)).
In line with its transparent style of functioning, the ministry of power’s GARV App has made it possible for anyone to check the state by state status of the village electrification process in India. Available data shows that out of a total of 18452 villages, as on February 6, 2017, more than 12,000 villages have been electrified and 5,665 remains to be electrified.