PM Modi inaugurates developmental projects of NMPA & MRPL; Extends KCC scheme for fishermen

05:39 PM Sep 02, 2022 | Team Udayavani |

Mangaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Goldfinch city grounds to address a mega event here in Mangaluru city today.


The Prime Minister is reviewing the 3-D models of the projects undertaken by the NMPA before inaugurating them officially. A massive crowd has gathered at the Goldfinch city grounds to witness PM Modi’s event.

He was accompanied by Karnataka Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot, former chief minister BS Yediyurappa, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal among others.

BJP leaders accorded a welcome to PM Modi with a garland made of Mangaluru Mallige (Jasmine flowers) and presented the idol of Lord Parashurama.


In a symbolic gesture of extension of the Kisan Credit Card to fishermen, PM Modi handed over a Kisan Credit Card to a representative of the fishermen community. He also handed over the allotment letter of deep sea fishing boats under the Matsya Sampada scheme.

Speaking on the tremendous scope of tourism in the coastal city and Western ghats, PM Modi said that in recent times cruise tourism has become popular among people. NMPT has contributed to this sector too by welcoming foreign and domestic tourists thus providing job opportunities to many in the region.


At a press of a button, PM Modi inaugurated or laid foundations for a slew of projects undertaken by NMPA. These include the project worth over Rs 280 crore for mechanization of Berth No. 14 for handling containers and other cargo undertaken by the NMPA, laying the foundation stone of five projects worth around Rs 1,000 crore undertaken by the port.

Narendra Modi also inaugurated two projects undertaken by Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) — BS VI Upgradation Project and Sea Water Desalination Plant — worth Rs 1,830 crore and Rs 680 crore, respectively.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Friday at the Mangaluru Airport. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Karnataka Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot were among those who received the Prime Minister in the coastal city.

The PM proceeded to New Mangaluru Port Authority (NMPA) premises at Panambur by a chopper.


(With PTI inputs)


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