PM Modi announces the establishment of a National Turmeric Board and a tribal university in Telangana Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a noteworthy announcement regarding the formation of a National Turmeric Board and the establishment of a tribal university in the state of Telangana.
This significant decision aims to contribute to the development and betterment of the country’s agricultural sector, as well as empower tribal communities through educational opportunities.
The National Turmeric Board, under the guidance of the central government, will oversee and streamline the production, trade, and export of turmeric in India.
This move is expected to enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of the turmeric industry, benefitting countless farmers and stakeholders involved in its cultivation and distribution.
The establishment of the board signifies a crucial step towards harnessing the immense potential of the turmeric sector and ensuring its sustainable growth in the years to come.
This initiative aligns with the government’s vision to promote education as a powerful tool for empowerment and inclusivity.
The tribal university will facilitate access to knowledge, skills, and opportunities for tribal students, empowering them to contribute significantly to their communities and the nation at large.
This significant announcement took place during an official function at Mahabubnagar on October 1, where the PM inaugurated and symbolically laid the foundation stone for projects amounting to over ₹13,500 crore.
Prime Minister Modi’s announcement of the National Turmeric Board and tribal university highlights the government’s continuous efforts to prioritize the agrarian sector’s growth and foster educational advancements.
These initiatives are poised to invigorate the prospects of farmers and tribal communities, bringing about positive transformations in Telangana’s agricultural landscape and the lives of its people.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS
The PM has initiated various noteworthy projects and inaugurated the laying of stones. These include the establishment of the Suryapet-Khammam highway and the construction of a 38 km railway line connecting Jaklair and Krishna.
By implementing this railway line, the travel distance to Goa will be shortened by 102 km. Additionally, the PM has approved the construction of the Warangal-Khammam-Vijayawada highway.
Furthermore, a new train route connecting Kacheguda and Raichur has been introduced.
The University of Hyderabad will witness the construction of new buildings, while the HPCL pipeline project between Hasan and Cherlapalli, as well as the BPCL multi-product pipeline project from Krishnapatnam to Malkapur, have been given the green light.
In his speech at the event, Prime Minister Modi referred to the attendees as “Naa Kutmba Sabyulara” (My family members) in Telugu.
He emphasized the significant impact that the ongoing road connectivity enhancements along the Nagpur-Vijayawada corridor will have on the residents of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Maharashtra.
These infrastructure developments are expected to revolutionize economic activities, tourist influx, industrial growth, and employment prospects in the region.
Addressing the attendees he said – “We have identified multiple economic hubs along the Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam corridor. These hubs include a special economic zone, five large-scale food parks, as well as four parks dedicated to fishing/seafood, pharma/medical, and textile industries”.
PM Modi emphasized the importance of establishing efficient road and rail connections for a landlocked state such as Telangana. This is crucial as the transportation of goods to coastal regions for export is a necessity.
Highlighting the fact that Telangana is positioned along the nation’s significant economic corridors, the PM also noted that this strategic advantage would contribute to lowering logistics costs.
According to the official report, the recently introduced railway track linking Jaklair and Krishna aims to establish smooth rail connectivity for Narayanpet district, streamlining transportation between Raichur and Hyderabad.
Furthermore, the commencement of the HPCL pipeline and the upcoming pipeline between Krishnapatnam and Hyderabad will guarantee energy security for the region.
The official report also revealed that reducing the price of gas cylinders is just one of the measures taken to enhance the distribution network and generate numerous direct and indirect employment opportunities.
During the inauguration of the new building blocks for the departments of economics & statistics, mathematics, management studies, and arts & communication, it was explained that the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been acknowledged by the Central Government as an institution of eminence. Additionally, the Central Government has offered special funds to UoH to support its endeavors.
Mr. Modi expressed that a festive ambiance fills the nation, with the fervor of ‘Shakti Pooja’ being established well ahead of ‘Navaratri’ after the women’s reservation bill was sanctioned by the Parliament.
He extended his congratulations to the people of Telangana State for the initiation of new projects acknowledging the significance of him being present at an official function.
Union Minister G. Kishan Reddy, holding ministries of Tourism, Culture, and Northeast Development, as well as being the Telangana BJP president, strongly criticized the BRS Government for its neglect of the Prime Minister’s visit.
He accused the administration of prioritizing politics over developmental endeavors, which he deemed unfavorable and detrimental to Telangana’s progress.
Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundarajan and former Telangana BJP president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar were also in attendance during the function.