PM Modi arrived in Varanasi today to lay foundation stone of various projects worth Rs 1780 crores

Staff Reporter

Uttar Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Varanasi today to dedicate and lay the foundation stone of various projects worth more than Rs 1780 crores. At Rudrakash Convention Centre, he will address the One World TB Summit at around 10:30 AM. Furthermore, he will dedicate and lay the foundation stone of various projects at Sampurnanand Sanskrit  University ground 

According to a press release, on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day, PM Modi will address the One World TB Summit. This summit is being organised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Stop TB Partnership. Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership is a United Nations-hosted organisation that amplifies the voices of the people, communities, and countries affected by TB.

During the event, Prime Minister will launch various initiatives including the TB-Mukt Panchayat initiative; official pan-India rollout of a shorter TB Preventive Treatment (TPT); Family-centric care model for TB and release of India’s Annual TB Report 2023. Prime Minister will also award select States/UTs and Districts for their progress towards ending TB.

Development initiatives in Varanasi

'Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Passenger Ropeway from Varanasi Cantt station to Godowlia. The cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs. 645 crores. The ropeway system will be 3.75 km in length with five stations. This will facilitate ease of movement for the tourists, pilgrims and residents of Varanasi, stated the press release. 

MLD sewage treatment plant

He will lay the foundation stone of 55 MLD sewage treatment plant at Bhagwanpur under Namami Ganga Scheme, to be built at a cost of more than Rs. 300 crores, as per the press release. Under the Khelo India Scheme, the foundation stone of Phases 2 and 3 of the redevelopment work of Sigra Stadium will be laid by the Prime Minister.

LPG bottling plant at Isarwar village

Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of the LPG bottling plant at Isarwar village, Sewapuri to be built by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of various other projects including a primary health centre in Bharthara village; floating jetty with changing rooms, among others.

19 drinking water scheme

Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, Prime Minister will dedicate 19 drinking water schemes, which will benefit more than 3 lakh people of 63 Gram Panchayats. To further strengthen the rural drinking water system, the PM will also lay the foundation stone of 59 drinking water schemes under the Mission.

For farmers, exporters and traders in and around Varanasi, the grading, sorting and processing of fruits and vegetables will be possible at an integrated pack house which has been constructed at Karkhiyaon. Prime Minister will dedicate this project to the nation during the event. It will help in boosting agricultural exports of Varanasi and the surrounding region.

Varanasi Smart City Mission

PM Modi 'will dedicate various projects under the Varanasi Smart City Mission including redevelopment work of Rajghat and Mahmoorganj government schools; beautification of internal city roads; redevelopment of 6 parks and ponds of the city among others,' according to the press release. 

Various other infrastructure projects to be dedicated by PM Modi 

Prime Minister will also dedicate various other infrastructure projects including the ATC tower at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport; a 2 MW solar power plant at water works premises, Bhelupur; an 800 KW solar power plant at Konia Pumping Station; new Community Health Center at Sarnath; infrastructure improvement of Industrial estate at Chandpur; rejuvenation of temples of Kedareshwar, Vishweshwar and Omkareshwar Khand Parikrama among others

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