In a significant boost to the development of Telangana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and inaugurated multiple transformative projects worth over Rs 13,500 crore in Mahbubnagar today. These projects span various sectors including road, rail, petroleum, natural gas, and higher education, promising a brighter future for the state.
During the event, PM Modi also flagged off a train service through video conferencing, marking yet another milestone in the region’s development.
In his address to the gathered audience, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of the upcoming festive season and noted the recent passage of the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam in Parliament, which underscores the celebration of women’s empowerment just before Navratri.
One of the key highlights of the day was the announcement of the Nagpur-Vijayawada Economic Corridor, a game-changing infrastructure project that will enhance transportation and commerce across Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra. This corridor will stimulate trade, tourism, and industry, featuring eight Special Economic Zones, five Mega food parks, four fishing seafood clusters, three pharma and medical clusters, and one textiles cluster. It promises new opportunities for the youth in Hanamkonda, Mahabubabad, Warangal, and Khammam districts.
PM Modi stressed the significance of rail and road connectivity for a landlocked state like Telangana, facilitating the efficient transportation of goods to ports. Several vital economic corridors pass through Telangana, connecting the state to the East and West Coast, reducing logistics costs for industries and businesses.
In a major announcement, the Prime Minister revealed the formation of the National Turmeric Board by the Central Government, aimed at benefiting turmeric farmers in Telangana. This board will focus on value addition to the turmeric supply chain and infrastructure improvement for farmers.
Addressing energy and energy security, PM Modi highlighted the government’s achievements in securing energy for industries and households. He mentioned the increase in LPG cylinder distribution from 14 crores in 2014 to 32 crores in 2023 and the recent reduction in gas prices. The Prime Minister also emphasized the importance of the Hassan-Cherlapalli LPG Pipeline Project and the Multiproduct Petroleum Pipeline between Krishnapatnam to Hyderabad, which will generate thousands of direct and indirect jobs in Telangana.
Additionally, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated several buildings at the Hyderabad Central University, which now holds the status of ‘Institution of Eminence’ with special funding from the Central Government. He announced the establishment of the Central Tribal University in Mulugu district, named after the revered tribal goddesses Sammakka-Sarakka, with an investment of approximately Rs 900 crore.