During his visit to Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for coal gasification-based urea and ammonia plant which is the first of its kind in the country. After laying the foundation, PM addressed the public and expressed that he will be back to inaugurate the project after its completion which as he was told, will be after 36 months.
Referring to the high mortality rate of mothers during childbirth he revealed that five new medical colleges are being built at Baleswar, Baripada, Balangir, Koraput, and Puri. He also revealed that Talcher and Sundergarh will get two super-specialty hospitals and that 360 crores are being spent to modernize the existing medical colleges in Berhampur, Cuttack, and Burla. He advised the Patnaik government to pay more attention to Toilet building and prioritizing Swachh Bharat as open defecation is still at large in the State.
Speaking of the Subsidized Rice scheme, he asserted that when the people are able to receive rice at Re 1/Kg, it means that government is bearing the remaining Rs 25/- – 30/-. Narendra Modi remarked that people do not know about this. He also advised the Patnaik government that he cooperate with the center so that they can better serve the state.
Odisha’s Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, while addressing the crowd, thanked the central for fulfilling a long-term demand of the state. He said that the development of plant will help the State which currently produces half the national average since farmers had to wait for urea from the neighboring states.
This visit of Prime Minister might have an impact on the people in the Odisha Election results. Looking at his confidence in speaking with the crowd, BJP might participate more confidently in the Odisha Elections 2019.