PM Modi Shares Adventures and Development Initiatives from Lakshadweep Visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to a social media platform on Thursday to recount his recent visit to the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, sharing captivating pictures and detailing his experiences, including an “exhilarating” attempt at snorkeling.

In a series of posts on the platform, the PM showcased the scenic beauty of the islands, encouraging adventure enthusiasts to consider Lakshadweep for their travel list. He expressed gratitude to the people of the islands for their warm hospitality during his interactions in Agatti, Bangaram, and Kavaratti.

“Recently, I had the opportunity to be among the people of Lakshadweep. I am still in awe of the stunning beauty of its islands and the incredible warmth of its people,” said PM Modi, sharing glimpses, including aerial views from Lakshadweep. He highlighted his exhilarating experience of snorkeling and the moments of pure bliss during early morning walks along the pristine beaches.

Reflecting on the visit, PM Modi mentioned, “It gave me an opportunity to reflect on how to work even harder for the welfare of 140 crore Indians.” He emphasized that Lakshadweep is not just a group of islands but a timeless legacy of traditions and a testament to the spirit of its people.

The PM outlined the government’s focus on uplifting lives through enhanced development in Lakshadweep, aiming at futuristic infrastructure, improved healthcare, faster internet, and access to clean drinking water while preserving the vibrant local culture.

During the visit, PM Modi laid the foundation stone for development projects worth over Rs 1,150 crore in Agatti. He inaugurated the Kochi-Lakshadweep Islands Submarine Optical Fiber Connection (KLI – SOFC) project to address slow internet speeds in the Union Territory.

Additionally, he inaugurated the Low-Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) plant at Kadmat, which will produce 1.5 lakh litres of clean drinking water daily, and the Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) in Agatti and Minicoy islands.

Other projects dedicated to the nation included the solar power plant at Kavaratti, the first-ever battery-backed solar power project in Lakshadweep. The PM laid the foundation stone for the renovation of the Health Care facility in Kalpeni and the construction of five model Anganwadi Centres (Nand Ghars) in Androth, Chetlat, Kadmat, Agatti, and Minicoy islands. PM Modi expressed satisfaction with the positive impact of government schemes, fostering better health, self-reliance, women’s empowerment, improved agricultural practices, and more, as he interacted with the beneficiaries during his visit.

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