Indian PM Modi on Uttarakhand visit to launch 23 projects

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Haldwani in Uttarakhand to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of 23 projects worth over Rs 17,500 crore.

Among the 23 projects, the foundation stone will be laid for 17 projects worth over Rs 14,100 crore. According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), these projects cover a wide array of sectors/areas across the state, including irrigation, road, housing, health infrastructure, industry, sanitation, drinking water supply. The programme will witness the inauguration of six projects, including multiple road widening projects, a hydropower project in Pithoragarh and projects to improve the sewerage network in Nainital. The cumulative cost of the projects being inaugurated is over Rs 3,400 crore.

PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Lakhwar Multipurpose Project. This project was first conceived in 1976 and pending for many years. This project of national importance will enable irrigation of about 34,000 hectares of additional land, produce 300 MW hydropower and supply drinking water to the six states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.

In line with the Prime Minister's vision to improve connectivity at far-flung places, inauguration and foundation stone laying of multiple road sector projects worth about Rs 8700 crore would be done.

In an endeavour to expand the state's medical infrastructure and provide world-class medical facilities to the people in all parts of the country, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of AIIMS Rishikesh satellite centre in Udham Singh Nagar district and Jagjivan Ram Government Medical College at Pithoragarh.

PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for constructing about 2400 homes for the economically weaker section in the cities of Sitarganj and Kashipur in Udham Singh Nagar district.

PMO said that to improve the tap water supply in the state's rural areas, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of 73 water supply schemes across 13 districts of the state under the Jal Jeevan Mission.

PMO also stated that in line with the Prime Minister's vision to create new avenues for tapping the inherent potential of a region, the foundation stone of a 41 acre Aroma Park at Kashipur and a 40-acre Plastic Industrial Park at Sitarganj would be laid. The Aroma Park will use Uttarakhand's immense potential for floriculture growth because of its unique geographical conditions. The Plastic Industrial Park will be a step to establish the state's industrial prowess and create employment opportunities for the people.

PM Modi will also inaugurate the 5 MegaWatt capacity Suringad-II run of the river hydroelectric project by Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam (UJVN) Limited at Munsyari in Pithoragarh district.


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