Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (18 June) launched projects worth over Rs 21,000 crore in Gujarat.
The projects were launched by PM Modi during the Gujarat Gaurav Abhiyan at Gujarat's Vadodara.
Beneficiaries of various schemes of the government participated in Gujarat Gaurav Abhiyan.
During the event, PM Modi dedicated and laid the foundation stone of various railway projects worth over Rs 16,000 crore. These include dedication to the nation of 357 Km long New Palanpur-Madar Section of Dedicated Freight Corridor; Gauge Conversion of 166 Km long Ahmedabad–Botad Section; electrification of 81 Km long Palanpur-Mitha Section, among others.
PM Modi will also laid the foundation stone of redevelopment of Surat, Udhna, Somnath and Sabarmati Stations, along with foundation stone of other initiatives in the railway sector.
These projects will help lower logistics cost and boost industry and agriculture sector in the region, and will also improve connectivity in the region and enhance passenger amenities, according to a PMO release.
Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, a total of 1.38 lakh houses will be dedicated by PM Modi, including houses worth around Rs 1,800 crore in urban areas and houses worth over Rs 1,530 crore in rural areas.
In addition, Khat Muhurat of around 3,000 houses worth over Rs 310 crores was also done.
During the programme, PM Modi also dedicated and laid foundation stone of various development works at Kheda, Anand, Vadodara, Chhota Udepur, and Panchmahal, worth over Rs 680 crore, which are aimed at furthering ease of living in the region.
He also laid the foundation stone of Gujarat Central University in Kundhela village of Gujarat's Dabhoi taluka.
Located at about 20 km from Vadodara city, the University will be constructed at a cost of around Rs 425 crores and will cater to higher education needs of over 2,500 students.
With a focus on improving maternal and child health, PM Modi laid launch ‘Mukhyamantri Matrushakti Yojana’, which has an outlay of Rs 800 crore.
Under the scheme, pregnant and lactating mothers will be given 2 kg of chickpeas, 1 kg of tur dal and 1 kg of edible oil free of cost from Anganwadi Centres every month.
The Prime Minister also disbursed around Rs 120 crore towards ‘Poshan Sudha Yojana’, which is now being extended to all tribal beneficiaries in the state.
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