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PM Modi to visit Mahoba and Jhansi in UP today; To launch multiple development projects worth over 6,250 crore rupees

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 19, Nov 2021
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Mahoba and Jhansi districts of Uttar Pradesh today. Mr Modi will inaugurate multiple projects in Mahoba in the afternoon. These projects will help alleviate the issue of water shortage in the region and bring much-needed relief to the farmers. These projects include Arjun Sahayak Project, Ratauli Weir Project, Bhaoni Dam Project and Majhgaon-Chilli Sprinkler Project. The cumulative cost of these projects is more than 3,250 crore rupees and their operationalisation will help in the irrigation of around 65 thousand hectares of land in Mahoba, Hamirpur, Banda and Lalitpur districts. These projects will also provide potable drinking water to the region. Prime Minister will also address a rally in Mahoba.

In the evening, Mr Modi will participate in a programme during which he will lay the foundation stone of 600 MW Ultramega Solar Power Park at Garautha in Jhansi. It is being constructed at a cost of over 3,000 crore rupees and will help provide the dual benefits of cheaper electricity and grid stability.

Mr Modi will also inaugurate Atal Ekta Park in Jhansi. Named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the park has been built at a cost of over 11 crore rupees, and is spread across an area of about 40,000 square metre. It will also house a library, as well as a statue of Vajpayee. The statue has been built by the renowned sculptor Shri Ram Sutar, the man behind the Statue of Unity.

Prime Minister will also launch multiple initiatives of the Defence sector at Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv, which is being held in Jhansi from 17 to 19 of this month as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahaotsav.

To give a thrust to Aatmanirbhar Bharat in the defence sector, Mr Modi will formally hand over indigenously designed and developed equipment to Armed forces Service Chiefs. These include handing over of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) designed and developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to Chief of the Air Staff; drones/UAVs designed and developed by Indian startups to Chief of the Army Staff; and DRDO designed and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) manufactured Advanced Electronic Warfare suite for naval ships to the Chief of Naval Staff. The LCH incorporates advanced technologies and stealth features for effective combat roles. The deployment of Indian UAVs by Indian Armed Forces is also proof of the growing maturity of the Indian drone industry ecosystem. The Advanced EW suite will be used in different naval ships including destroyers, frigates etc.

Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of 400 crore rupees project at Jhansi node of UP Defence Industrial Corridor. The project is being executed by Bharat Dynamics Ltd for setting up a plant to produce propulsion systems for Anti-Tank Guided Missiles.

Mr Modi will launch the NCC Alumni Association with the objective to provide a formal platform to enable NCC Alumni to reconnect with NCC. The Association will further the aims of NCC and assist in nation-building. It will witness enrolling the Prime Minister, a former NCC cadet, as the first member of the Association.

Prime Minister will launch the National programme of Simulation Training for NCC cadets with the aim to scale up simulation training facilities for all three wings of NCC. It includes setting up of Rifle Firing Simulators for the Army Wing of NCC, Microlight flying simulators for Air Wing and Rowing simulators for the Naval wing.

Mr Modi will dedicate to the nation augmented reality-powered electronic kiosks at the National War Memorial which will enable visitors to pay floral homage to martyrs through the simple click of the button.

Sources : News On Air