Make efforts together to stop the damage plastic is causing to Himachal: PM Modi
The Prime Minister, while laying the foundation stone of hydropower projects worth over Rs 11,000 crore, stressed the need for the elimination of single-use plastic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the Global Investors’ Meet on December 27 in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.
The investors, who have arrived from different parts of the world, are expected to give a boost to investment in the region through projects worth around Rs 28,000 crore.
PM Modi laid the foundation stone of hydropower projects worth over Rs 11,000 crore.
Some of these hydropower projects are the Renukaji Dam project, Luhri Stage 1 Hydro Power Project, Dhaulasidh Hydro Power Project and the Sawra-Kuddu Hydro Power Project.
Those who graced the occasion were Governor Himachal Pradesh, Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur and Union Minister, Anurag Singh Thakur were among present on the occasion.
PM Modi said that Hydro-power projects reflect India’s commitment to eco-friendly development.
The Prime Minister stressed the need for the elimination of single-use plastic. “The government is alert about the damage caused to the mountains due to plastic. Along with the nationwide campaign against single-use plastic, the government is also working on plastic waste management,” PM Modi said.
He added, “Tourists also have a huge responsibility in keeping Himachal clean, free of plastic and other waste. Plastic has spread everywhere, plastic going into rivers, we have to make efforts together to stop the damage it is causing to Himachal.”
Praising the growth of the pharmaceutical sector in Himachal Pradesh, PM Modi said “If India is called the pharmacy of the world today, then Himachal is the force behind it. Himachal Pradesh has helped not only other states but also other countries during the Corona global pandemic.”