Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Super Thermal Power Project in Medak, Telangana.
Speaking at the inauguration, PM Modi said, “This is my 1st visit to Telangana. It is just a 2-year-old state yet it has been able to fulfil the expectations of the people. There was a time when dialogue between the Centre and States was quite tense but now, both work together shoulder to shoulder for development. Co-operative federalism is the only way that can help both the States and Centre to progress,” PM Modi said.
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“Whenever CM KCR met me, he spoke about the state’s development and water-related issues. Rural India and agriculture sector are the greatest assets of Indian economy. We are trying to give impetus to both to boost growth.”
“If anyone visits Porbandar, the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi you will see the technology was being used by villagers to save water, 200 years ago. We only realise the importance of water when there is no access to it. It is our duty to conserve it. Efforts must be made to save every drop to deal with water crisis,” PM Modi added.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao also spoke at the event and said, “For the first time in history, there has been a corruption-free government at the Centre for the past 2 years.”