India a “vibrant spot of development” despite global headwinds: PM Modi in Kerala
25 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lay the groundwork for the Digital Science Park in Thiruvananthapuram.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the country has shown perseverance in the face of a hard global environment, and that India is recognised as a “vibrant spot of development.” PM Modi made the remarks after laying the foundation stone for the Digital Science Park in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday, during a two-day visit to Kerala.
While addressing the gathering, PM Modi said, “Kerala has been a land full of literacy, hard work, capability and intellect. You all must have been aware of the economic situation of countries worldwide. Despite the global headwinds, India has been globally seen as the vibrant spot of development.”
“Kerala is a state of literate people. Hard work and humility of people here are part of their identity,” PM Modi added.
Congratulating the people of the state on the various development projects, PM Modi said, “Today Kerala got its first Vande Bharat train, and today Kochi got the gift of water metro. Along with connectivity, today many other projects related to the development of Kerala have been inaugurated and the foundation stone laid. Many many congratulations to the people of Kerala for all this.”
“Our government lays emphasis on cooperative federalism. It considers the development of the states as the formula for the development of the country. If Kerala develops, the country’s development will be faster. We are working with this service spirit,” the PM added.
Hailing the central government’s efforts towards development, PM Modi said, “There have been many reasons behind the world’s belief in India- a decisive government at the helm, unparalleled investments in infrastructure development by the Central Government, investments for reaping demographic dividends, skilling of youth and the Central Government’s commitment to ease of living and ease of doing business.”
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lay the groundwork for the Digital Science Park in Thiruvananthapuram. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Kerala’s first Vande Bharat Express, which would travel from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasargod. PM Modi will also lay the groundwork and launch projects in Kerala worth more than Rs 3,200 crore.
The Prime Minister will also dedicate the Kochi Water Metro, a one-of-a-kind project that connects ten islands around Kochi with the city through battery-powered electric hybrid boats. Apart from the Kochi Water Metro, the Prime Minister will also dedicate the rail electrification of the Dindigul-Palani-Palakkad stretch.
During the event, the Prime Minister will also lay the groundwork for a number of rail projects, including the redevelopment of Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, and Varkala Sivagiri railway stations, as well as the comprehensive development of the Thiruvananthapuram area, including Nemon and Kochuveli, and the increase of the sectional speed of the Thiruvananthapuram-Shoranur section.