Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Odisha on September 22.
If sources are to be believed, Modi will visit Jharsuguda and Talcher to attend different programme.
He will inaugurate the much-awaited Jharsuguda airport in the western district of Odisha.
Besides, the Prime Minister will also attend the programme for revival of the Talcher Fertilizers Limited in Angul district.
The Jharsuguda airport has been built after financial contribution of Rs 175 crore by the Centre and Rs 50 crore by the State Government. This apart, an additional 275.55-acre land has been acquired for the airport.
The second major airport in Odisha has secured 4C license from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had requested Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to name Jharsuguda Airport after renowned freedom fighter of Veer Surendra Sai.
The project is being revived with an investment of Rs 8,000 crore by a consortium comprising FCI, GAIL, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd and Coal India Ltd.
This would be the first fertilizer plant in the country to operate on coal gasification technology. Approximately 25 megawatts (MW) of power is required for running the project.