PM Modi in Gujarat will inaugurate development projects worth Rs 21,000 cr

17 June, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

PM Modi will visit Gujarat on a two-day tour starting from 17th to 18th June

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat on a two-day tour from 17th to 18th June, where he will launch and lay the groundwork for development projects totaling Rs 21,000 crores.

According to an announcement from the Prime Minister’s Office, Prime Minister Modi will visit and inaugurate the renovated temple of Shree Kalika Mata at Pavagadh Hill on June 18, followed by a visit to Virasat Van.

Later he will participate in the Gujarat Gaurav Abhiyan in Vadodara, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for projects totaling more than Rs 21,000 crores.

Beneficiaries of several government initiatives will take part in the Gujarat Gaurav Abhiyan in Vadodara. The Prime Minister will dedicate and lay the groundwork for many railway projects totaling more than Rs 16,000 crores. Among these are the 357-kilometer-long New Palanpur-Madar Section of the Dedicated Freight Corridor, the gauge conversion of the 166-kilometer-long Ahmedabad-Botad Section, and the electrification of the 81-kilometer-long Palanpur-Mitha Section.

Prime Minister will also lay the groundwork for the rebuilding of Surat, Udhna, Somnath, and Sabarmati Stations, as well as other railway-related activities.

Meanwhile, PM will dedicate a total of 1.38 lakh residences under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, comprising dwellings worth roughly Rs 1,800 crore in urban areas and houses worth more than Rs 1,530 crore in rural regions. In addition, Khat Muhurat would be performed on around 3000 residences worth over Rs 310 crores.

During the programme, PM Modi will dedicate and lay the foundation stone for several development projects worth over Rs 680 crore in Kheda, Anand, Vadodara, Chhota Udepur, and Panchmahal.

In addition, he will also lay the groundwork for Gujarat Central University in Kundhela village, Dabhoi taluka, Gujarat. The University, which will be built roughly 20 kilometres from Vadodara, would cost around Rs 425 crores and will serve the higher education needs of over 2500 students.

PM Modi in his visit will inaugurate the ‘Mukhyamantri Matrushakti Yojana,’ which would cost Rs 800 crores and will aim to improve maternal and child health. Every month, pregnant and nursing moms would receive 2 kg of chickpeas, 1 kilogramme of tur dal, and 1 kg of edible oil at no cost from Anganwadi Centres.

As per the reports, Modi is expected to contribute around Rs 120 crores to the ‘Poshan Sudha Yojana,’ which is now available to all tribal beneficiaries in the state.

He will later dedicate the renovated Shree Kalika Mata temple on Pavagadh Hill. It is one of the area’s oldest temples and draws a huge number of pilgrims. The temple’s renovation was completed in two stages. Prime Minister inaugurated the first phase of renovation earlier this year in April.