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Centre committed to bolstering port infrastructure in all Lakshadweep islands: PM
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Centre committed to bolstering port infrastructure in all Lakshadweep islands: PM

| @indiablooms | 03 Jan 2024, 12:37 am

Lakshadweep: The Union Government is committed to developing port infrastructure facilities in all the islands of Lakshadweep, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday while noting that they are the lifeline of the archipelago.

Speaking at a public function at Agatti, the Prime Minister said the Centre is fully committed to the overall development of Lakshadweep including health, education, tourism, infrastructure and sustainable energy sectors.

Highlighting various measures taken by the Centre to promote agriculture, fisheries and tourism in the islands, he further elaborated on how the Kochi - Lakshadweep lslands Submarine Optical Fibre Connection would ensure faster and more reliable internet in the Islands, thereby promoting digital initiatives like telemedicine, e-governance, e-learning and digital banking.

Assuring to work for the welfare and development of the people of Lakshadweep, he expressed his happiness in starting the new year of 2024 with the people of Lakshadweep and emphasised on how the world today appreciates the beauty, magnanimity and potential of Lakshadweep.

Following the public function at Agatti, the Prime Minister proceeded to Bangaram lsland.

He will attend a public function in Kavaratti Island on January 3 and inaugurate and lay the foundations of a string of projects worth around Rs 1200 crore.

The Prime Minister, who is on a two-day visit to Lakshadweep, arrived at the Agatti Airport on January 2, where he was received by Praful Patel, Administrator of Lakshadweep and other senior officials of the Lakshadweep Administration.

Later, he was given a ceremonial welcome by the All Girls School Band Team.

On his arrival at Agatti, he was accorded a grand welcome by the general public.

(With UNI inputs)

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