Rajkot, Sep 18 (UNI) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone for a 480 mega watt lignite based sub-station at Padva village in Bhavnagar district.
The sub-station would be constructed at a cost of Rs 2500 crore.
Later, he dedicated the Rs 11,000 crore Sagarkhedu project of the state government to the people of Koliak village in Bhavnagar district for the development and welfare of the coastal poor. The project is expected to generate more development opportunities for the coastal belt.
Addressing the coastal people at Koliak, the Chief Minister said the state government would set up new ten ports, Industrial Parks and Marine Technology Institute, which would generate more employment opportunities for the people of coastal belt. The state has a 1600 km coastal belt.
He said the state government would soon start Ghoga-Dahej ferry service.
Earlier, addressing a large gathering at Dhrangadhra in Surendranagar district after dedicating the development project of Rs 204.32 crore for the district, Mr Modi said Surendranagar district which produces large scale cotton, would develop as a fabric centre of the state under the Fibre-F Formula (Farm to Fabric to Fibre to Fashion to Foreign).
Cautioning the Central government for obstructing the development of Gujarat, the Chief Minister said the state would not tolerate any injustice by the Centre.