Published: Sun, May 28, 2017
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Modi, marking three years in power, opens India's longest bridge

Modi, marking three years in power, opens India's longest bridge

He said that good connectivity in the North-East will also link the region with the economy of South-East Asia.

Addressing a book release event on the third anniversary of NDA government, he said Modi has taken various initiatives and some of his decisions have been epoch making ones. The travel time between the two regions which was more than six hours earlier, will now stand at 1 hour - a reduction of more than 5 hours. The bridge will bring development to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. If permanent development has to happen, both physical and social infrastructure have to be built, ” he said.

"There are huge possibilities for agro-product valuation and the Rs 6,000-crore SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing) will go a long way in developing the food processing industry and creating employment opportunities for the youth", he said after laying the foundation stone of the Indian Agriculture Research Institute here in the Dhemaji district. Apart from the Dhola-Sadiya bridge, SAIL steel has also been used for constructing the Bogibeel Rail-cum-Road bridge, several power plants including 750 MW power plant of NTPC & 600 MW Kameng Hydro-electric project, Trans Arunachal highway etc. which all are very important projects for the region.

If the farmers take up organic ginger farming, a global market would open up for them, he said.

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Greeting the people in Assamese, Modi asked the public to switch on the torches of their mobiles to show to the nation that they are celebrating the occasion, he started the ceremony. "If that money has been earned through corruption, we will get it out and return it to the people", Modi said on Friday.

"But then another government (UPA) came to power due to which your dreams were delayed", Modi said, attacking the Congress. "In the last three years efforts started to complete Vajpayee's work", Modi said.

On the stage at Khanapara in Guwahati this evening, beside the Prime Minister, the chief minister and his senior cabinet colleagues and coalition partners sat N. Biren Singh and Pema Khandu, the respective chief ministers of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh - the two other states of the region that have BJP governments. Sadiya is one of the most disadvantaged places in Assam, a subdivision of Tinsukia bounded by rivers on three sides: Lohit, Brahmaputra and Dibang. It will open up doors for economic development.

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