Tap resources via industry to make it rich: Gadkari
Harnessing of its natural resources through industrial development will make Jharkhand a rich state with rich population, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.
He also said that over the next couple of years the state will see investments of Rs 55,000 crore in the highways sector.
"Our country imports natural resources worth USD 800 billion while Jharkhand is endowed with rich natural resources. If we harness these setting up Industries, Jharkhand is set to become a rich state with rich people," said the Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister.
Addressing the Momentum Jharkhand Global Investors' Summit here, he said the Centre is committed to the development of the state and it has already increased the length of National Highways from 2,402 Km to 5,400 km.
"In the next two-and-a-half years Jharkhand will see investment of Rs 55,000 crore in the highways sector that includes work worth Rs 5,000 crore being undertaken to construct 600 km of highways," he said.
Given the problems faced on Ranchi-Jamshedpur road, NHAI will ensure its completion by way of works worth Rs 1,000 crore, he added. (PTI)