PM Modi To Visit Gujarat From 18 To 20 April, To Launch Various Development Projects Worth Around Rs 22,000 Crore


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch various development projects worth around Rs 22,000 crore during his visit to Gujarat from 18 to 20 April.

On 18 April, at around 6 pm, PM Modi will visit the Command and Control Centre for Schools in Gandhinagar, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a release on Saturday (16 April).

The centre collects over 500 crore data sets annually and analyzes them meaningfully using big data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, in order to enhance overall learning outcomes for students.

On 19 April, at around 9:40 am, he will dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects at Banas Dairy Sankul in Diyodar, Banaskantha.

PM Modi will dedicate to the nation a new dairy complex and potato processing plant at Diyodar, Banaskantha district, built at a cost of over Rs 600 crore, the release said.

The new dairy complex is a greenfield project and will enable the processing of about 30 lakh litre of milk, produce about 80 tonnes of butter, one lakh litres of ice cream, 20 tonnes of condensed milk (Khoya) and six tonnes of chocolate daily.

The potato processing plant will produce different types of processed potato products like french fries, potato chips, aloo tikki, patties etc, many of which will be exported in other countries.

These plants will empower the local farmers and give a boost to the rural economy in the region, the PMO said.

Subsequently, at around 3:30 pm on 19 April, he will lay the foundation stone of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar.

The GCTM will be inaugurated by PM Modi in the presence of the Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus, the PMO said.

GCTM will be the first and only global outpost centre for traditional medicine across the world, it added.

On 20 April, at around 10:30 am, PM Modi will inaugurate the Global AYUSH Investment and Innovation Summit at Gandhinagar.

Prime Minister of Mauritius and WHO chief will also be present on the occasion.

The three-day summit will witness 5 Plenary sessions, 8 roundtables, 6 workshops, and 2 symposiums, with the presence of around 90 eminent speakers and 100 exhibitors. The Summit will help uncover investment potential, and give a fillip to innovation, research & development, start-up ecosystem, and the wellness industry, the PMO said.

Thereafter, at around 3:30 PM, he will attend the Adijati Maha Sammelan in Dahod and inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development projects.

Prime Minister will inaugurate projects worth over Rs 1400 crore.

He will inaugurate Dahod District Southern Area Regional Water Supply Scheme, constructed on Narmada River Basin, worth around Rs 840 crore. It will cater to the water supply needs of around 280 villages in Dahod District and Devgadh Baria city.

He will also inaugurate five projects of Dahod Smart City worth around Rs 335 crore. These projects include Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) Building, Storm water drainage system, Sewerage works, Solid Waste Management System and Rain Water Harvesting System, the PMO release said.

Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, benefits worth Rs 120 crore will be provided to 10,000 tribals of Panchmahal and Dahod districts.

He will also inaugurate 66 KV Ghodia substation, Panchayat Houses, Anganwadis, among others.

PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone for manufacturing of 9000 HP Electric Locomotives at the Production Unit in Dahod. The cost of the project is around Rs 20,000 crore, the PMO said.

Dahod workshop, established in 1926 for periodic overhaul of steam locomotives, will be upgraded to electric locomotive manufacturing unit with infrastructural improvements. It will provide direct and indirect employment to over 10,000 people.

PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of various projects of the State government worth around Rs 550 crore. This includes water supply related projects worth about Rs 300 crore, Dahod Smart City projects worth around Rs 175 crores, works related to Dudhimati river project, GETCO Substation at Ghodia, among others.