Prime Minister’s Office:
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation INDMAX Unit at Indian Oil’s Bongaigaon Refinery, Oil India Limited’s Secondary Tank Farm at Madhuban, Dibrugarh and a Gas Compressor Station at Hebeda Village, Makum, Tinsukia remotely from Dhemaji in Assam today.
He also inaugurated the Dhemaji Engineering College and laid the foundation stone for Sualkuchi Engineering College in Assam.
Governor of Assam Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister of Assam Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Shri Rameswar Teli were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the public at the event, the Prime Minister said North East will be the new growth engine of India and he is inspired to work more for the people of Assam.
He recalled how the North Bank in the Brahmaputra gave birth to Assamese cinema eight decades ago with the film Joymoti.
He added this region has produced many personalities that enhanced the pride of Assam’s culture.
He said the Centre and State Governments are working together for the balanced development of Assam and the major basis of this is the state’s infrastructure.
Criticizing the opposition, the Prime Minister said in spite of the great potential in the North Bank, the earlier governments gave the region a step-motherly treatment and did not prioritize the requirements of connectivity, hospitals, institutions of education, industries for this region.
He added that the Government is working on the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwas’ and has overcome this discrimination.
He further listed the infrastructure projects in Assam which were inaugurated by the Government.
He said, today, energy and education infrastructure projects worth more than Rs 3000 crore are launched in this region.
He said these projects will strengthen the identity of the region as a hub of energy and education and would act as a symbol of Assam.
The Prime Minister stressed the necessity for India to continuously become self-sufficient, to increase its strength and also its capabilities. He said over the years, the refining capacity in India has greatly increased, especially at the Bongaigaon Refinery.
He added the gas unit plant launched today is going to increase the capacity of LPG production and will make life easier for the people in Assam and Northeast.
It will also increase employment opportunities for the youth in this region.
He lauded the Assam government for launching a campaign to lease land to small tea growers.
He said now the need of the people in Assam is to strengthen the double engine of development and progress.