Narendra Modi Andaman visit: Check out PM's New Year gift for islanders
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the people of Car Nicobar for their spirit and hard work in rebuilding the islands after the 2004 tsunami and said that projects unveiled in the island city would go a long way in developing several sectors. Modi, who is on a two-day visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, also laid the foundation stone for shore protection work near Mus Jetty, and extension of Campbell Bay Jetty.
Inaugurating an industrial training institute at Arong
Speaking after inaugurating an industrial training institute at Arong, Modi remarked: "Today in Car Nicobar, we inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for several development works. These projects, relating to education, healthcare, skill development, transportation, energy and sports, will go a long way in developing the sectors."
Modi interacted with tribal chief
Sea wall work
In the march towards development, Modi said the work for the sea wall, once completed, will help protect the island of Car Nicobar. The Prime Minister said that the government is working for improving the standard of living of the people of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He also spoke of the expansion of healthcare facilities on the islands. He said that the effort is to undertake development work while preserving the environment and local culture.
In the agricultural sector, the Prime Minister spoke of the increase in support price of copra. He said the government is working towards empowering those engaged in the fisheries sector as well. Modi said, "A sum of Rs. 7,000 crore has recently been approved for making the fisheries sector in the country more profitable."