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Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigns in Panaji, Goa
Last five years under the BJP have been the years of development for Goa: PM Modi
Prime Minister assures Centre’s complete assistance in Goa’s progress and development
Goa deserves everything that is iconic. Infrastructure here should attract more tourists: PM
Today, India has a Government that has the courage to take bold decisions: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed a public meeting in Panaji, Goa. The Prime Minister said that last five years had been the years of development for the state. He added that despite its small territory, Goa stood out for its development in various sectors.

Shri Narendra Modi spoke about the political instability that Goa faced in the 1990s and the early 2000s. “Political instability in Goa hampered its progress. Instability was something the Congress really liked. It suited them. Five years ago the people of Goa elected a stable Government under BJP.” He urged people of the state to once again repose faith in the BJP and elect a Government with a comfortable majority.

Prime Minister assured Centre’s complete assistance in Goa’s progress and development. He said, “The state Government has created right infrastructure for tourism and the Centre's efforts have made it easier for tourism to grow.” The Prime Minister said that Goa deserved everything that was iconic. “We have to develop infrastructure that is the best. We want the state to attract maximum tourists and ensure maximum economic opportunities to the people here”, Shri Modi added further.

The PM remarked that some people were aware of their nearing defeat and hence, they were creating an atmosphere to blame everyone except for themselves. Adding furthermore, Shri Modi said, “There are a few people who are blaming even the Election Commission. We have to respect institutions.”

Attacking the Congress party, Shri Modi said that people of Goa were well aware of their corruption and mis-governance. He remarked, “We can have differences of opinion but that does not mean we need to deviate from the core issue of India's development.”

Appealing to the people of Goa to elect a BJP Government in the upcoming elections, the Prime Minister said, “Today, India has a Government that has the courage to take bold decisions and the world has also recognised that.”

Defence Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari and several party workers attended the event.

 

 

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PM interacts with CEOs and Experts of Global Oil and Gas Sector
October 20, 2021
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Our goal is to make India Aatmanirbhar in the oil & gas sector: PM
PM invites CEOs to partner with India in exploration and development of the oil & gas sector in India
Industry leaders praise steps taken by the government towards improving energy access, energy affordability and energy security

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with the CEOs and Experts of the global oil and gas sector earlier today, via video conferencing.

Prime Minister discussed in detail the reforms undertaken in the oil and gas sector in the last seven years, including the ones in exploration and licensing policy, gas marketing, policies on coal bed methane, coal gasification, and the recent reform in Indian Gas Exchange, adding that such reforms will continue with the goal to make India ‘Aatmanirbhar in the oil & gas sector’.

Talking about the oil sector, he said that the focus has shifted from ‘revenue’ to ‘production’ maximization. He also spoke about the need to enhance  storage facilities for crude oil.  He further talked about the rapidly growing natural gas demand in the country. He talked about the current and potential gas infrastructure development including pipelines, city gas distribution and LNG regasification terminals.

Prime Minister recounted that since 2016, the suggestions provided in these meetings have been immensely useful in understanding the challenges faced by the oil and gas sector. He said that India is a land of openness, optimism and opportunities and is brimming with new ideas, perspectives and innovation. He invited the CEOs and experts to partner with India in exploration and development of the oil and gas sector in India. 

The interaction was attended by industry leaders from across the world, including Dr. Igor Sechin, Chairman & CEO, Rosneft; Mr. Amin Nasser, President & CEO, Saudi Aramco; Mr. Bernard Looney, CEO, British Petroleum; Dr. Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit; Mr. Olivier Le Peuch, CEO, Schlumberger Limited; Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited; Mr Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Limited, among others.

They praised several recent achievements of the government towards improving energy access, energy affordability and energy security. They appreciated the leadership of the Prime Minister towards the transition to cleaner energy in India, through visionary and ambitious goals. They said that India is adapting fast to newer forms of clean energy technology, and can play a significant role in shaping global energy supply chains. They talked about ensuring sustainable and equitable energy transition, and also gave their inputs and suggestions about further promotion of clean growth and sustainability.