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Naveen urges Modi for funds for early construction of NINEI

Bhubaneswar, Aug 23: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allocation of necessary funds to take up early construction of the National Institute of New Energy and Innovation (NINEI) in Bhubaneswar.

The Chief Minister, in a letter to the Prime Minister said the State Government has allocated 73.680 acre of land free of cost in Bhubaneswar for the proposed National Institute of New Energy and Innovation.

“We are also committed to provide the necessary infrastructure support for this landmark project,” assured the letter.

“I, therefore, request you to take up early construction of the NINEI at Bhubaneswar by allocating necessary funds for the purpose so as to enable the institute to start its activities at the earliest,” said the letter.

Earlier on February 5 this year, Patnaik too urged Modi for early announcement of Centre's plan to set up of the National Institute of New and Renewable Energy in Odisha.

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