Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ready to visit Varanasi in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, December 23rd. This will be his second trip to his parliamentary constituency in 10 days, as he will launch and lay the foundation stones for several projects which will be worth crores of rupees, his office informed on Tuesday.
PM Modi was in the state’s Prayagraj on Tuesday in order to participate in a program. He also transferred ₹1,000 crores to the bank accounts of self-help groups which proved to be helpful for around 16 lakh women. PM Modi, who visited the holy city for the inauguration of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor on December 13, is now ready to “kickstart multiple development initiatives” at around 1 pm in Varanasi.
Among all those projects, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of Banas Dairy Sankul at UP State Industrial Development Authority Food Park, located in the Karkhiyaon area of Varanasi.
“Spread across 30 acres of land, the Dairy will be built at a cost of about ₹475 crores and will have a facility for processing 5 lakh litre of milk per day. This will strengthen the rural economy and help farmers of the region by creating new opportunities for them,” according to a statement passed by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
The Prime Minister will also transfer about ₹35 crore bonus digitally to the bank accounts of more than 1.7 lakh milk producers, who are associated with Banas Dairy.
In addition to this, PM Modi will then lay the foundation stone for a biogas-based electricity generation plant. This biogas based plant is for the Milk Producers Cooperative Union Plant in Ramnagar and adding to the list, the Prime Minister will also launch a portal and logo dedicated to the Conformity Assessment Scheme of milk products, developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
“In another effort to reduce the land ownership issues at grassroots level, the Prime Minister will virtually distribute the rural residential rights record ‘Gharauni’ under the Swamitva scheme of Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj, to over 20 Lakh residents of Uttar Pradesh,” the PMO said.
The program will also witness the Prime Minister inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of 22 developmental projects worth over ₹870 crores in the holy city. “This will further strengthen the ongoing 360-degree transformation of Varanasi.”
Prime Minister will then inaugurate several urban development projects, including those to redevelop Old Kashi wards, a parking and surface park at Beniabag, beautification of two ponds, a sewage treatment plant in Ramna village, and provisioning of advanced surveillance cameras under the Smart City Mission.
The PMO said that the Prime Minister will inaugurate a hostel for doctors, one for nurses, and a shelter home amounting to ₹130 crores at the Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre.
“He will inaugurate a 50-bed Integrated Ayush Hospital at Bhadrasi. He will also lay the foundation of ₹49 Cr Government Homeopathic Medical College in tehsil Pindra under the Ayush Mission.”
On the same day, PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of two 4 to 6 lane road widening projects for Prayagraj and Bhadohi roads, this will help in improving the connectivity of Varanasi and will be also considered as “a step towards resolving the problem of the city’s traffic congestion.”
To give “fillip to the tourism potential of the holy city”, the Prime Minister will also do the inauguration of the Phase-1 of Tourism Development project related to Shri Guru Ravidas Ji Temple, Seer Govardhan, Varanasi.
PM Modi will also inaugurate several other projects such as a speed breeding facility at the International Rice Research Institute, a Regional Reference Standards Laboratory in Payakpur village, and an advocate building in Pindra.