Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated development projects worth over Rs 9600 crores (GBP 960 millions approx) in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur.
Governor Anandiben Patel and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were also present at the event.
PM Modi reached Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh to dedicate to the nation development projects worth over Rs 9,600 crores on December 7.
PM Modi watched an exhibition of the development projects in Gorakhpur. He will dedicate to the nation, development projects worth over Rs 9600 crores, shortly.
The Prime Minister's office informed that the Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the Gorakhpur Fertilizer Plant, whose foundation stone was laid by him on July 22, 2016. Lying shut for more than 30 years, it has been revived and built at a cost of around Rs 8600 crore. The driving force behind the revival of the Fertilizer Plant is the vision of the Prime Minister to achieve self-sufficiency in the production of urea.
The Gorakhpur Plant will make available 12.7 LMT per annum indigenous neem coated Urea production. It will help prove to be of immense benefit for the farmers of the Purvanchal region and adjoining areas by meeting their demand for Urea fertilizer. It will also boost the overall economic growth of the region.
The project has been set up under the aegis of Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Limited (HURL), which is a Joint Venture Company of National Thermal Power Corporation, Coal India Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Fertilizer Corporation of India and Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Limited, and is working towards reviving Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni Fertilizer Plants.
PM Modi will also inaugurate the new building of ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Gorakhpur. The Centre has been instrumental in tackling the challenge of Japanese encephalitis /Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in the region. The new building with state-of-the-art facilities will open new horizons of research in areas of Communicable and Non-Communicable diseases as well as help in capacity building and provide support to other medicine institutes of the region.