Chennai, 14/2: In a major development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the farmers of Tamil Nadu today while speaking in Chennai. He applauded the farmers for “record food production” and water use. He said, “I want to appreciate the farmers of Tamil Nadu for record food grain production and good use of water resources. We have to do whatever we can do to conserve water. Always remember the mantra of ‘Per drop, more crop”.
The Prime Minister was in Tamil Nadu to open a series of projects including a section of the Chennai Metro Rail. The assembly elections are due this year in Tamil Nadu.
“It will make everyone happy that we are launching a 9-km-long stretch of metro rail, which has been completed on schedule despite Covid by Indian contractors,” he said.
The Chennai metro is growing rapidly. In this years’ Budget, ₹ 63,000 crores has been set aside for Phase II of the project. This is the largest amount earmarked for a project in any city in one go. This will help the people of Chennai,” he added.