‘For development of New India, entire nation needs to progress’
New Delhi, Aug 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said for the development of New India, the entire nation needs to progress.
Interacting with BJP Karyakartas of Andaman and Nicobar Islands through video-conferencing, PM Modi said the government may function from a specific point, but its work should reach out to everyone and more importantly, to the person at the end of the ladder.
He said 12 islands of Andaman and Nicobar have been selected where high-impact projects will be expanded.
‘Andaman and Nicobar is at a strategic location in relation to trade and blue economy. It is linked to Kerala, Kolkata and Bangladesh,’ he said.
The iconic Andaman & Nicobar Islands will become digitally independent on August 10, when PM Modi will dedicate his dream project ‘The Submarine Optical Fiber Cable’ to the nation.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands contributed in India’s struggle for Independence, PM Modi said, adding that it will also play a key role in Aatmanirbhar Bharat and the security and growth of New India.
‘Our country is lucky that we have different things in different parts. The ones we can develop, like we are going to give impetus to industries like Andaman Nicobar to sea products and Coconut products,’ he said.
PM Modi said many Higher Educational Institutions have been created for the youth of this region.
‘To make the life of the island easier, whatever is necessary to bring prosperity there, they are being completed quickly,’ he pointed out.
The Prime Minister said the islands are also being connected to the rest of the country by airways, improving air connectivity from one island to another.
Port Blair Airport is being expanded in a big way, he maintained.