Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Goa on Tuesday, where he will inaugurate the ONGC Sea Survival Centre and kick off India Energy Week 2024. The Prime Minister’s focus on achieving Aatma Nirbharta in energy requirements aligns with the strategic initiatives being launched during this visit.
The ONGC Sea Survival Centre, a one-of-a-kind facility, is poised to elevate India’s sea survival training to global standards. PM Modi’s inauguration is expected to pave the way for the training of 10,000–15,000 personnel annually, enhancing their sea survival skills in simulated and controlled harsh weather conditions.
India Energy Week 2024, commencing from February 6–9 in Goa, stands as the country’s largest and only comprehensive energy exhibition and conference. With a focus on the entire energy value chain, this event will serve as a catalyst for India’s energy transition goals. The Prime Minister will host a roundtable with global oil and gas CEOs and experts, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in this critical sector.
Encouraging startups and integrating them into the energy value chain is a key theme for India Energy Week 2024. The event is set to witness participation from 17 energy ministers worldwide, over 35,000 attendees, and more than 900 exhibitors. Country pavilions from Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, the UK, and the US, along with a special Make in India Pavilion, will showcase innovative solutions from Indian MSMEs in the energy sector.
During the public programme, PM Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for projects worth over Rs 1,330 crore. Highlights include the permanent campus of the National Institute of Technology, Goa, and the new campus of the National Institute of Watersports. The latter will introduce tailor-made courses to foster the development of watersports and water rescue activities.
In addition, PM Modi will inaugurate a 100 TPD integrated waste management facility in South Goa, featuring a 500 KW solar power plant. He will also lay the foundation stone for the Passenger Ropeway connecting Panaji and Reis Magos, along with a 100 MLD water treatment plant in South Goa.
The visit will culminate with PM Modi distributing appointment orders to 1930 new government recruits and handing over sanction letters to beneficiaries of various welfare schemes. The comprehensive agenda reflects the government’s commitment to infrastructure development, skill enhancement, and sustainable practices in Goa.