PM lays foundation stone for Mannavaram project
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the Rs 6,000-crore NTPC-BHEL Power Projects Private Limited (NBPPL) at Mannavaram village, 52 km from Tirupathi. The project will provide direct employment to 6000 men and women and indirect employment to another 25,000.
Coinciding with the eve of YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s first death anniversary, the Prime Minister, while addressing the gathering, heaped words of praise on late YS Rajasekhar Reddy and termed him as the champion of the Mannavaram project.
Dr Singh also laid the foundation of the new Tirupati International Airport at Renigunta.