Apart from that, Prime Minister Modi will also lay the groundwork for various development initiatives during his visit.

Prime Minister Modi will hold ‘India Energy Week 2023’ in Bangalore and today will dedicate HAL’s Tumakuru Helicopter Factory to the country.

PM launches his E20 fuel at the start of Energy Week. This is a mixture of 20% ethanol and gasoline. He will also lay the groundwork for various development initiatives during his visit.

This will be Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the state ahead of his third election in less than a month. The Prime Minister previously visited Hubali on 12 January to open his national Youth Festival and host an extensive roadshow. Then, on 19 January, he was in Yadogiri and Karaburagi districts to present a development and social assistance program ahead of the parliamentary elections scheduled for April-May, thereby mobilizing voters with the ruling BJP as a starting point.

Presentations at India Energy Week (IEW) 2023, to be held in Bangalore from February 6-8, will aim to showcase India’s growing strength as a driver of the energy transition. The event is expected to bring together leaders from conventional and unconventional energy industries, government, and academia to discuss the challenges and opportunities of a responsible energy transition, according to an official press release.

More than 30 ministers from around the world will attend, a statement said, adding that more than 30,000 delegates, 1,000 exhibitors, and 500 speakers will gather to discuss the challenges and opportunities of India’s energy future.

During the event, Modi will participate in a panel discussion with global oil and gas CEOs.

It will also launch several initiatives in the field of green energy. As part of the ethanol blending roadmap, the Prime Minister will introduce E20 fuel at 84 petroleum marketing company retail outlets in 11 states/federal territories.

E20 is a blend of 20% ethanol with gasoline, the statement said, adding that the government aims to achieve a full 20% ethanol blend by 2025 and that petroleum marketing companies are building 2G-3G ethanol plants, which will facilitate progress.

Modi will also fly the flag for the ‘Green Mobility Rally’ which will see the participation of vehicles running on green energy and is expected to help raise awareness of green fuels.

The Prime Minister will also introduce the uniform as part of Indian Oil Corporation’s ‘Unbottled’ initiative.

To phase out single-use plastics, Indian Oil has adopted recycled polyester (rPET) and cotton uniforms for retail customer attendants and LPG delivery staff. He will also unveil a two-burner model of Indian Oil’s indoor solar cooking system and announce its commercial launch.

Around 3.30 pm, the Prime Minister will dedicate the HAL helicopter factory in Tumakuru to the nation. Asia’s largest helicopter manufacturing plant will initially manufacture light utility helicopters (LUH). Its foundations were also laid by the Prime Minister in 2016.

LUH is a self-designed and developed 3-ton single-engine multi-purpose helicopter with unique high maneuverability characteristics, the government informed on Saturday.

This is a new dedicated helicopter factory that will improve helicopter-building capabilities and the ecosystem.

The factory will be expanded to produce other helicopters such as Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) and Indian Multi-Role Helicopters (IMRH) and in the future will carry out repairs and overhauls of LCH, LUH, ALH, and civilian IMRH.

The plant also has the potential to export civilian equipment in the future. The facility will enable India to meet all of its helicopters needs locally and will enable India to be self-sufficient in the design, development, and manufacture of helicopters.

Apart from this, Modi will also lay the foundation stone for the industrial township of Tumakulu. The 8,484-acre industrial township in Tumakuru was developed in three phases as part of the Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor under the National Industrial Corridor Development Plan.

The PM will lay the foundation stones for two of Jal Jeevan’s mission projects in Tiptur and Chikkanayakanahalli in Tumakuru.