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PM Modi in Tamil Nadu Highlights: ‘DMK govt in Tamil Nadu not cooperating in Central schemes', says PM in Tirunelveli

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu Highlights: PM Modi laid the foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects worth more than 17,300 crore in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. He will then visit to Maharashtra in the afternoon to launch various development projects. 

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE Updates: PM Modi will launch various development projects in Tamil Nadu today. (PTI)Premium
PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE Updates: PM Modi will launch various development projects in Tamil Nadu today. (PTI)

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth about 17,300 crore at Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu at 9.45 am, before flying to Maharashtra today, February 28.  In Tamil Nadu, he laid the foundation stone of the Outer Harbor Container Terminal at V.O.Chidambaranar Port and launch India's first indigenous green hydrogen fuel cell inland waterway vessel under the Harit Nauka initiative. 

He also dedicated tourist facilities in 75 lighthouses across ten states and union territories. During his visit, PM Modi dedicated rail projects for doubling the Vanchi Maniyachchi - Nagercoil rail line, developed for 1,477 crore, and dedicate four road projects in Tamil Nadu, developed at a total cost of about 4,586 crore.

In Maharashtra, PM Modi will inaugurate and dedicate to the nation various development projects during a public program to be held in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district on Wednesday. The program will be held at Bhari on the outskirts of Yavatmal city around 4.30 pm today. At the event, the prime minister will release benefits under the PM KISAN and other schemes. He will also inaugurate the statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya in Yavatmal city. PM Modi will release the 16th installment amount of more than 21,000 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) through direct benefits transfer to beneficiaries. With this release, an amount of more than 3 lakh crore will be transferred to more than 11 crore farmers' families.

Prime Minister Modi also will disburse 825 crore of Revolving Fund to 5.5 lakh women Self Help Groups (SHGs) across Maharashtra. PM Modi will also inaugurate multiple rail projects of more than 1,300 crore in Maharashtra. They include the Wardha-Kalamb broad gauge line (part of the Wardha-Yavatmal-Nanded new broad gauge line project) and the New Ashti-Amalner broad gauge line (part of the Ahmednagar-Beed-Parli new broad gauge line project). The new broad gauge lines will improve connectivity of the Vidarbha and Marathwada regions and boost socio-economic development. The PM will also virtually flag off two train services during the program. 

Catch all LIVE updates on PM Modi's visit to Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra here. 

28 Feb 2024, 01:14:10 PM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘DMK govt in Tamil Nadu not cooperating in Central schemes', says PM 

In TN, PM Modi alleges DMK government in Tamil Nadu not cooperating in Central schemes.

28 Feb 2024, 01:08:45 PM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘DMK 'ran away' during resolution on Ram temple in Parliament, says PM in Tirunelveli

In Tirunelveli, PM Modi said, "India celebrated the Pran Pratishtha of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. A few days ago, a resolution was laid in the Parliament regarding the same. All the members of DMK left the house. This behaviour shows how much the DMK leaders despise your faith. DMK and Congress are hell-bent on dividing the nation. Whereas, BJP considers every person as a family member..."

28 Feb 2024, 12:56:05 PM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘DMK is such a party which doesn’t do any work but…', says PM in Tirunelveli

In Tirunelveli, PM Modi says "DMK is such a party which doesn't do any work but goes ahead to take false credit. Who doesn't know that these people put their stickers on our schemes? Now they have crossed the limit, they have pasted stickers of China to take credit for the ISRO launch pad in Tamil Nadu...They are not ready to see the progress of India's space and with the taxes that you pay, they give advertisements and do not even include a picture of India's space in it. They did not want to share India's space success in front of the world, they insulted our scientists, our space sector, your tax money... Now the time has come to punish the DMK..."

28 Feb 2024, 12:49:17 PM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘Distance between Delhi and TN has reduced’, says PM

In Tirunelveli, PM Modi says "For the first time under the BJP government, the distance from Delhi to Tamil Nadu has reduced so much. Today the benefits of every scheme related to the poor, farmers, women and youth are reaching the southern corner of India. Today, Tamil Nadu itself is a witness to how the BJP government works. Five years ago only 21 lakh rural houses in Tamil Nadu had tap water, today due to the Jal Jeevan Mission, more than 1 crore rural houses have tap water..."

28 Feb 2024, 12:40:42 PM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘There is another change Tamils are feeling’, says PM

In Tirunelveli, PM Modi says "There is another change, which today the people Tamil Nadu are feeling even outside the country, this change is the increasing stature of India in the world, the increasing respect of India. When the people of the Tamil community see that they are seen with respect, their belief is strengthened that the central government is doing the right thing. This change has come only because of the country's stable, developing and strong BJP government..."

28 Feb 2024, 12:33:09 PM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘TN is defined by technology and innovation’, says PM

In Tirunelveli, PM Modi says "Tamil Nadu is defined by technology and innovation. This is what brings Tamil Nadu closer to the BJP...Only the BJP can take Tamil Nadu towards a brighter future. Today India is the fastest growing economy in the world and we are one of those few countries that are working relentlessly towards renewable energies..."

28 Feb 2024, 12:31:58 PM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘Tamils solidly standing with the BJP’, says PM

People of Tamil Nadu solidly standing with BJP: PM Modi at TN public meeting.

28 Feb 2024, 12:20:01 PM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: PM lays foundation stone for new ISRO launch complex

The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for a new launch complex of ISRO at Kulasekarapattinam near here, which is worth about 986 crore and the facility is set to accomodate 24 launches per year.

28 Feb 2024, 12:13:27 PM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: PM Modi felicitated in Tirunelveli | Watch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitated in Tirunelveli.

28 Feb 2024, 12:07:59 PM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: PM greets people in Tirunelveli | Watch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets people at an event in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.

28 Feb 2024, 11:55:04 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: 'UPA govt only talked, did not care about TN's development', says PM in Thoothukudi

While addressing a gathering in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi on Wednesday, the Prime Minister said that the previous UPA government only 'talked' about Tamil Nadu and did not care for the state's development.

"Truth is bitter, but truth is also necessary. I am directly accusing the UPA government. The projects that I have brought today were the demands of the people here for decades. Those who are in power here today, used to run the government in Delhi at that time, but they did not care about your development," PM Modi said. 

28 Feb 2024, 11:38:53 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘Will serve Tamil Nadu with a newer strength if…’, says PM

“I am sure that Tamil Nadu will embrace higher pace of development in the coming times. When the country gives us a chance to serve for the third time, I will serve Tamil Nadu with a newer strength. This is my GUARANTEE!" says PM Modi

28 Feb 2024, 11:26:59 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘I will not let the love, excitement and enthusiasm of Tamils…’, says PM

“I will not let the love, excitement and enthusiasm of the people of Tamil Nadu go in vain. This love of yours, these blessings, I will return with interest through development!" Modi said. 

28 Feb 2024, 11:17:08 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘India has climbed several places to 30th position in the Logistics Performance Index’, says PM

"With the efforts of the Central Govt, today India is creating new records in the field of maritime and waterways. In the last 10 years, India has climbed several places to 30th position in the Logistics Performance Index, our port capacity has doubled in this decade, National Water wages have increased by eight times, the number of cruise passengers in India has also increased by four times. In the coming times, the growth of the maritime sector is going to increase manifold and it will have a big impact on the coastal states as well as Tamil Nadu. This will provide many new employment opportunities for the youth..."

28 Feb 2024, 11:13:09 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘We will not let the development work stall in Tamil Nadu’, says PM

“Many newspapers and TV channels would like to air these developmental steps of the Central Government, but the rulers of this State would not allow them to do so. Despite this, we will leave no stone unturned to serve Tamil Nadu. We will not let the work of development stall," said PM Modi. 

28 Feb 2024, 11:09:29 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘Whatever I am saying belongs neither to any political ideology…’, says PM

“Increasing connectivity due to the consistent efforts of the Central Government has been ensuring 'Ease of Living' in Tamil Nadu. Whatever I am saying belongs neither to any political ideology nor to my own ideology, it only belongs to development...the works of development!" said PM Modi. 

28 Feb 2024, 11:06:51 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘Previous UPA govt never cared about your development’, says PM

"Today, I wish to unveil something, a truth... Truth is bitter, but necessary. Today, I am directly accusing the UPA government. The projects that I have brought today were the demands of the people here for decades. Those who are in power here today, used to run the government and the departments in Delhi at that time. But, they never cared about your development. They talked about Tamil Nadu, but did not have the courage to take steps for the welfare of Tamil Nadu...', said PM Modi. 

28 Feb 2024, 11:02:36 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: 'Bharat's first hydrogen fuel ferry will soon be operating in Kashi's Ganga', says PM

“Today, Bharat's first hydrogen fuel ferry has been launched. This ferry will soon be operating in Kashi's Ganga river also. This, in a way, is a great present from Tamil Nadu's people to Kashi's people," says PM Modi. 

28 Feb 2024, 10:56:26 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: 'India is working with 'whole of government' approach', says PM

“Today, the country is working with 'whole of government' approach. Railways, highways and waterways might seem different departments, but all these all infrastructure aspects have one common objective - and that is of ensuring better connectivity, furnishing better facilities and producing better opportunities for industries in Tamil Nadu," says PM Modi. 

28 Feb 2024, 10:52:14 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘Hope these lighthouses will become biggest tourist centers in future', says PM

“I had once said in the 'Mann Ki Baat' program that the major lighthouses of the country can be developed as tourist spots. Today, I have the pleasure of dedicating to the country the tourism facilities developed in 75 lighthouses located in different states. I believe that in the future these will become the biggest tourist centres of the country…," says PM Modi. 

28 Feb 2024, 10:47:13 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: PM attacks previous UPA govt

In Tamil Nadu, PM Modi attacks previous UPA govt, says projects launched today were decades-old demand of local people.

28 Feb 2024, 10:44:34 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: 'Those in power today were not bothered about Tamils' welfare', PM's dig at DMK

Those in power today were not bothered about Tamils' welfare in the past despite being at Centre, says PM Modi in TN at a veiled dig at DMK.

28 Feb 2024, 10:34:52 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: 'Spirit of 'Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat' in these developments', says PM

“One can also see the spirit of 'Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat' in these developments. These projects maybe in Thoothukudi, but they will also give momentum to development in many places across India," the Prime Minister said in Tamil Nadu today. 

28 Feb 2024, 10:29:00 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘New chapter of progress in Thoothukudi’, says PM

"Today, Tamil Nadu is writing a new chapter of progress in Thoothukudi. Many projects are being inaugurated here. These projects are an important part of the roadmap for a developed India. One can also see the spirit of 'Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat' in these developments..."

28 Feb 2024, 10:27:02 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: PM flags off India's first indigenous green hydrogen fuel cell

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off India's first indigenous green hydrogen fuel cell inland waterway vessel under the Harit Nauka initiative, in Thoothukudi.

28 Feb 2024, 10:25:26 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nady LIVE: Modi unveils Lighthouse Tourism Coffee Table Book

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils Lighthouse Tourism Coffee Table Book of 75 Lighthouses, in Thoothukudi.

28 Feb 2024, 10:15:20 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: PM inaugurates multiple infra projects in Thoothukudi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates and lays the foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects worth more than 17,300 crores in Thoothukudi.

28 Feb 2024, 10:03:55 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: Sarbananda Sonowal felicitates PM Modi

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal felicitates Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Thoothukudi.

28 Feb 2024, 09:53:17 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: List of projects to be inaugurated in Tamil Nadu today

In the public programme at Thoothukudi, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Outer Harbor Container Terminal at VO Chidambaranar Port. This Container Terminal is a step towards transforming VO Chidambaranar Port into a transhipment hub for the east coast.

The project aims to leverage India's long coastline and favourable geographic location, and strengthen India's competitiveness in the global trade arena, according to a government release.

As per the release, the Prime Minister will inaugurate various other projects aimed at making the VO Chidambaranar Port the first Green Hydrogen Hub Port of the country. These projects include a desalination plant, hydrogen production bunkering facility, etc.

PM Modi will also launch India's first indigenous green hydrogen fuel cell inland waterway vessel under the Harit Nauka initiative.

The vessel is manufactured by Cochin Shipyard and underscores a pioneering step for embracing clean energy solutions and aligning with the nation's net-zero commitments.

Also, Prime Minister will also dedicate tourist facilities in 75 lighthouses across ten States/UTs during the programme.

During the programme, Prime Minister will dedicate to nation rail projects the doubling of the Vanchi Maniyachchi - Nagercoil rail line including the Vanchi Maniyachchi - Tirunelveli section and Melappalayam - Aralvaymoli section.

Developed at the cost of about 1,477 crore, the doubling project will help in reducing travel time for the trains heading towards Chennai from Kanyakumari, Nagercoil and Tirunelveli.

Prime Minister will also dedicate four road projects in Tamil Nadu, developed at a total cost of about 4,586 Crore.

These projects include the four-laning of the Jittandahalli-Dharmapuri section of NH-844, two-laning with paved shoulders of the Meensurutti-Chidambaram section of NH-81, four-laning of the Oddanchatram-Madathukulam section of NH-83, and two-laning with paved shoulders of the Nagapattinam-Thanjavur section of NH-83.

28 Feb 2024, 09:28:29 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: 'Looking forward to today's events in Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli', says PM

“I received immense love in Palladam and Madurai. I am looking forward to today's events in Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli before leaving for Yavatmal, Maharashtra," PM Modi wrote on X (formerly Twitter). 

28 Feb 2024, 09:23:20 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: PM to launch multiple development projects in Tamil Nadu today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate, lay the foundation stone and dedicate to the nation multiple development projects in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister, who reached Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, participated in a programme titled 'Creating the Future - Digital Mobility for Automotive MSME Entrepreneurs' in Madurai and launched two major initiatives designed to support and uplift MSMEs in the Indian automotive industry.

28 Feb 2024, 08:58:20 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: PM to unveil 36 infra projects today

PM Modi will unveil 36 infrastructure projects worth over INR 17,000 crore at VO Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin. The event is being organized jointly by the Ministries of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways; Road Transport and Highways; and Railways.

28 Feb 2024, 08:38:59 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: PM to dedicate a project of Railways Ministry worth ₹1,477 cr

PM Modi will also dedicate a project of the Ministry of Railways, part of the Vanchi Maniyachchi - Nagercoil Doubling Project, which is worth 1,477 crore and four projects of the Ministry of Roads, Transports, and Highways projects in Tamil Nadu, worth 4,586 crore. A project worth INR 986 Crore, initiated by ISRO, will also be launched by the Prime Minister.

28 Feb 2024, 08:34:53 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘Our track record is exemplary’, says PM Modi

“When it comes to working for Tamil Nadu, our track record is exemplary," PM Modi said in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. 

28 Feb 2024, 08:17:31 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: ‘Received unparalleled affection in Palladam and Madurai’, says PM

“Received unparalleled affection in Palladam and Madurai. Looking forward to today’s programmes in Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli before heading to Yavatmal in Maharashtra," PM Modi wrote on X. 

28 Feb 2024, 08:05:22 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: PM to unveil India's 1st hydrogen fuel vessel

Marking a stride towards a self-reliant India, PM Modi will unveil India's 1st hydrogen fuel vessel developed indigenously at Cochin Shipyard Limited. This Zero Emission, Zero Noise Vessel is a revolutionary step towards India becoming a Hydrogen Fuel Vessel Manufacturer, PTI reported. 

28 Feb 2024, 07:57:13 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: All you need to know about VOC Port as India's pioneering Green Hydrogen Hub

The Prime Minister will inaugurate VOC Port as India's pioneering Green Hydrogen Hub, aligning with the National Green Hydrogen Mission and India's goal of achieving Net Zero emissions by 2070.

28 Feb 2024, 07:44:03 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: PM to lay foundation stone of Outer Harbour Container Terminal project at VOC port

Prime Minister Modi is set to lay the foundation stone for the Outer Harbour Container Terminal project at VOC port, a venture valued at 7,056 Crore.

28 Feb 2024, 07:38:32 AM IST

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE: PM Modi to unveil infrastructure projects worth more than ₹17,000 cr today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil 36 infrastructure projects worth over 17,000 crore at VO Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

The Union Minister for the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, Sarbanananda Sonowal on Tuesday briefed the media in Chennai in the presence of TK Ramachandaran, Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, about the today's upcoming event at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.

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