PM Modi on two-day Gujarat visit
27 August, 2022 | Pranay Lad
According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Modi will speak at the “Khadi Utsav” on the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad on Saturday and at a celebration hon...
According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Modi will speak at the “Khadi Utsav” on the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad on Saturday and at a celebration honouring Suzuki’s 40 years in India on Sunday (August 28).
According to the PMO, Smriti Van is a one-of-a-kind initiative that was conceived by the prime minister and was constructed on 470 acres of land to honour the spirit of fortitude displayed by the populace following the death of roughly 13,000 people in the 2001 earthquake that had its epicentre in Bhuj.
The names of those who perished in the earthquake are listed on the memorial.
In Bhuj, Modi will also dedicate and dedicate projects worth around Rs. 4,400 crore.
A unique event called “Khadi Utsav” is being planned as a part of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” to honour khadi and its significance during the liberation fight.
It will be held along the Sabarmati Riverfront and will include 7,500 khadi artists from different areas of Gujarat spinning charkhas (spinning wheels) simultaneously.
According to the PMO, Modi has made a consistent effort to popularise khadi, raise knowledge about its goods, and encourage young people to use them.
According to the report, since 2014, the sale of Khadi has increased fourfold throughout India and enormously eightfold in Gujarat as a consequence of the efforts of the prime minister.
The event will also include an exhibition that will present 22 charkhas from various generations that have been in use since the 1920s in order to demonstrate the “development of charkhas.”
In addition, Modi will open a foot overbridge at Sabarmati and the new headquarters of the “Gujarat Rajya Khadi Gramodyog Board.”
The Suzuki Motor Gujarat Electric Car Battery Manufacturing Site in Hansalpur in Gujarat and its planned vehicle manufacturing facility in Kharkhoda in Haryana will both have their foundation stones laid by Modi during the Suzuki event, according to the PMO.
With an estimated expenditure of Rs. 7,300 crore, a factory in Hansalpur would be built to produce advanced chemical cell batteries for electric cars.
One of the biggest passenger car production facilities in a single location in the world, the Kharkhoda complex would have the capacity to produce 10 lakh passenger vehicles annually.
Over Rs 11,000 crore would be spent on the project’s initial phase of setup.
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