The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today said the Centre desired to move forward on energy generation using natural gas, to power the economy of India. He said youth of the north-east could gain employment from projects related to such plants. He was speaking at the dedication to the nation of Unit-II of ONGC Tripura Company Ltd Power Plant, at Palatana.

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He said this was perhaps the first time that a Prime Minister had the good fortune to spend three days among the people of the North-East. He said he is thankful to the people of all four states of the North-East which he visited, for the love and affection they had showered on him. He said his first function in the north-east was connected to "gati" - speed or connectivity, and the last one here at Palatana was dedicated to "urja" - energy.

He said for a nation to develop, it needed both gati and urja and also disha - direction. Therefore, the Prime Minister said the Government was converting the Look East policy to Act East policy. He said the Government had signed an agreement with Japan, to open an economic corridor with Myanmar, which would boost employment in the region. He said the North-East would not remain backward now. As the gateway to Asia, it had the potential to move forward in this century, which was being called the century of Asia. He said towards this end, the Government was keen on building modern infrastructure in the north-east, to unlock its potential.

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He said all globally accepted norms of green energy were being followed in this plant which was dedicated to the nation today. He said this plant represented one of the biggest investments in the north-east region.

The Prime Minister offered Bangladesh that if it wanted to buy power from India, India was willing. He said Tripura was the area which had stood shoulder to shoulder with the people of Bangladesh during the Mukti agitation of 1971. He thanked the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for facilitating movement of machinery which helped to build this plant. He said such cooperation between two countries is a message for the entire SAARC region. He said this plant also represented a model of cooperation between various north-east states.

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The Prime Minister referred to the four colours of the Indian flag, and four revolutions which he looked forward to: the second green revolution for agriculture, which should include a push for organic farming in the north-east; white revolution, for milk and animal husbandry; saffron revolution, for energy development including renewable energy development; and blue revolution, for fisheries and marine development.

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Drawing inspiration from PM’s 5F Vision, Bharat Tex 2024 to focus on the entire textiles value chain
With participation from more than 100 countries, it is one of the largest-ever global textile events to be organised in the country
The event is envisaged to boost trade & investment and also help enhance exports in the textile sector

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate Bharat Tex 2024, one of the largest-ever global textile events to be organised in the country, on 26th February at 10:30 AM at Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi.

Bharat Tex 2024 is being organised from 26-29 February, 2024. Drawing inspiration from the 5F Vision of the Prime Minister, the event has a unified farm to foreign via fibre, fabric and fashion focus, covering the entire textiles value chain. It will showcase India’s prowess in the textile Sector and reaffirm India’s position as a global textile powerhouse.

Organised by a consortium of 11 Textile Export Promotion Councils and supported by the government, Bharat Tex 2024 is built on the twin pillars of trade and investment, with an overarching focus on sustainability. The four days event will feature over 65 knowledge sessions with more than 100 global panelists discussing various issues facing relevant to the sector. It will also have dedicated pavilions on sustainability and circularity, an ‘Indi Haat’, fashion presentations on diverse themes such as Indian Textiles Heritage, sustainability, and global designs, as well as interactive fabric testing zones and product demonstrations.

Bharat Tex 2024 is expected to witness participation of policymakers and global CEOs, over 3,500 exhibitors, over 3,000 buyers from over 100 countries, and more than 40,000 business visitors, besides textiles students, weavers, artisans and textile workers. With more than 50 announcements and MoUs expected to be signed during the event, it is envisaged to provide further impetus to investment and trade in the textile sector and help push up exports. It will be another key step to further the Prime Minister’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Viksit Bharat.