Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24 December 2018, had announced projects totaling apprx Rs 14,520 crore (Rs 145.2 billion) in Odisha.
The Prime Minister inaugurated the new campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Bhubaneswar. The new campus spread over 936 acres was developed with an investment of Rs 126 crore.
PM laid foundation stone for a permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Science and Research (IISER) in Brahmapur. This will be spread over an area of 200 acres and will entail Rs 160 crore. He also laid the foundation stone for the 1212 km pipeline of the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) entailing an investment of Rs 380 crore. The pipeline will start from Paradip and cross through Andhra Pradesh and Telengana and will carry diesel, kerosene and aviation turbine fuel sourced from IOCL’s Paradip refinery. The pipeline will have a capacity of 4.5 million tonne per annum, & connect to a new grassroot depot in Brahmapur. The pipeline will connect IOCL’s depots at Vizag, Rajahmundry and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad along with associated facilities in Paradip, Odisha.
PM Modi also laid foundation stone for GAIL (India)’s Bokaro-Angul pipeline with an investment of Rs 340 crore that forms part of the 2,650-km Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga.
Meanwhile, the PM held ground breaking ceremony for highway projects worth Rs450 crore, and inaugurated an archaeological museum in Lalitgiri. He also dedicated the upgraded facilities of the government ESI hospital in Bhubaneswar and inaugurated the Buxi Jagabandhu Research Centre in Utkal University.