Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the BJP cadres during his visit to Telangana on Saturday. During his speech, he said categorically that the central government has no plans to privatize the Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in the state. PM Modi also said there are no plans to sell coal blocks under the SCCL. PM Modi also said that very soon they will introduce one brand of urea across the country called “Bharat Urea”.
At a public meeting in Ramagundam, the prime minister said that the Telangana government holds 51 percent of the shares in the SCCL, while the central government has a 49 percent share.
PM Modi wondered how the Center will privatize or sell some blocks when the state government owns the lion’s share in SCCL. He appealed to the workers and workers of the SCCL not to believe the false propaganda. He said some people (indirectly alluding to the ruling TRS party) in Hyderabad will spend sleepless nights today.
During his visit to Hyderabad, Prime Minister Modi dedicated Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited Plant (RFCL) to the nation. The event took place on Saturday in Ramugundam in Telangana’s Peddapalli district. He also dedicated the Bhadrachalam Road (Kothagudem) – Sattupalli railway line laid at a cost of Rs.929.94 crore.
Speaking at the RFCL, Prime Minister Modi said that the renovated fertilizer plant, which will cost Rs.6,300 crore, will meet the fertilizer needs of farmers belonging to neighboring Telangana states such as Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
Prime Minister Modi said the black marketing of urea was curbed when the BJP-ruled central government came to power in the country. He said his government has introduced neem-coated urea to end the bad practice of diverting urea intended for farmers for industrial purposes. Narendra Modi said his government has credit for introducing nanotechnology urea into the country.
— with input from reporters Mahesh Nanda, Ajesh Mallick, Sumant Sundaray, Rabindra Nayak, Naba Kishore Mishra and Sujit Sa
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