Mahabubnagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for several developmental projects and inaugurated other finished structures via video conferencing in Mahabubnagar district in Telangana on Sunday.
The Nagpur-Vijayawada economic corridor will make convenient travel between Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Telangana boosting trade, tourism, and industry in these states, said Modi. Some crucial economic hubs including eight special economic zones, five mega food parks, four fishing seafood clusters, three pharma and medical clusters, and a textile cluster will become part of that corridor, he added.
Modi also announced the formation of the National Turmeric Board and the establishment of the Sammakka-Sarakka Central Tribal University in Mulugu district. These projects will be constructed at a cost of Rs 900 crore.
India is the largest producer of turmeric, and after Covid-19, awareness on the uses of turmeric has increased along with its worldwide demand, said Modi. He stressed the need to channelize its supply chain from production to research, so that it can benefit the turmeric farmers in Telangana and the country at large.
HPCL- Hassan-Cherlapalli LPG pipeline being constructed at a cost of Rs 2,170 crore, said Modi. The 425 km-long Multi-Product Pipeline from Krishnapatnam to Hyderabad (Malkapur) being laid at a cost of Rs 1,940 crore is bound to create thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the districts,.
By connecting the East-West ports and easy access to sea ports and exports from there, the people of Telangana will occupy the world market, he added.
PM Modi virtually inaugurated the new academic blocks in the University of Hyderabad. Centre has recognized the university as an ‘Institution of Eminence’ and those special funds are being provided to the university.
The five new buildings of Hyderabad University inaugurated are — School of Economics; School of Mathematics & Statistics; School of Management Studies; Lecture Hall Complex – III; and Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication (Annexe).
The PM also flagged off the Hyderabad (Kacheguda)-Raichur-Hyderabad (Kacheguda) train service from Krishna station via video conferencing. The train service will connect Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Mahabubnagar, and Narayanpet districts in Telangana with Raichur district in Karnataka.