PM Modi To Launch Projects Worth Over Rs 21,000 Crore In Gujarat On Saturday; Details Here

by Swarajya Staff - Jun 16, 2022 03:30 PM +05:30 IST
PM Modi To Launch Projects Worth Over Rs 21,000 Crore In Gujarat On Saturday; Details HerePM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 21,000 crore in Gujarat.

PM Modi will launch the projects during his visit to Gujarat on 17 and 18 June.

He will also visit and inaugurate the redeveloped temple of Shree Kalika Mata at Pavagadh Hill in Gujarat's Panchmahal district.

During his visit, he will dedicate and lay the foundation stone of various railway projects worth over Rs 16,000 crore on Saturday (18 June).

These projects 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.

He will also lay 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, the Prime Minster's Office (PMO) said in a release on Thursday (16 June).

They will also improve connectivity in the region and enhance passenger amenities, the PMO added.

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 crores in rural areas.

In addition, Khat Muhurat of around 3000 houses worth over Rs 310 crore will also be done.

During the programme, PM Modi will dedicate and lay 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 will also lay the foundation stone of Gujarat Central University in Kundhela village of Dabhoi taluka of Gujarat.

Located at about 20 km from Vadodara city, the University will be constructed at a cost of around Rs 425 crore and will cater to higher education needs of over 2,500 students.

With a focus on improving maternal and child health, PM Modi will launch ‘Mukhyamantri Matrushakti Yojana’, which will have 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.

He will also disburse around Rs 120 crore towards ‘Poshan Sudha Yojana’, which is now being extended to all tribal beneficiaries in the state, the PMO said.

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