Modi To Visit U’khand On Oct 12, Will Meet Army, ITBP, BRO Personnel
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Uttarakhand on October 12 where he will offer prayers at Jageshwar Dham, have a ‘darshan’ of Adi Kailash, meet soldiers at the India-China border and address a public meeting in Pithoragarh.
The Prime Minister will reach Jollingkong in Pithoragarh, where he will perform pooja and darshan at Parvati Kund. He will also seek blessings from the holy Adi-Kailash at this place. The area is known for its spiritual importance and natural beauty,” the Prime Minister’s Office stated.
Prime Minister will reach Gunji village, Pithoragarh district at around 9:30 AM, where he will interact with the local people, and visit an exhibition highlighting local art and products. He will also interact with personnel of the Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
At around 12 noon, the Prime Minister will reach Jageshwar, Almora district, where he will perform pooja and darshan at Jageshwar Dham. Located at a height of about 6200 feet, the Jageshwar Dham comprises about 224 stone temples, it stated.
After that, PM Modi will reach Pithoragarh at around 2:30 pm, where he will inaugurate, dedicate to the nation, and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth about Rs 4200 crore in sectors like rural development, road, power, irrigation, drinking water, horticulture, education, health and disaster management, among others.
According to the PMO, the projects that will be inaugurated and dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister include 76 rural roads and 25 bridges built in rural areas under PMGSY; 15 buildings of BDO offices in 9 districts; upgradation of three roads built under central road fund viz Kausani Bageshwar road, Dhari-Dauba-Giricheena road and Nagala-Kiccha road; upgradation of two roads on National Highways viz Almora Petshal-Panuwanaula-Danya (NH 309B) and Tanakpur-Chalthi (NH 125).
Meanwhile, three projects related to Drinking water viz 38 Pumping drinking water schemes, 419 Gravity water supply schemes and three tube wells-based water supply schemes; Tharkot artificial lake in Pithoragarh; 132 KV Pithoragarh-Lohaghat (Champawat) Power Transmission Line; 39 bridges across Uttarakhand and Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA) building in Dehradun built under the World Bank funded Uttrakhand Disaster Recovery Project.
The projects whose foundation stone will be laid include a scheme for the construction of 21,398 playhouses, which will help in increasing the production of flowers and vegetables and improving their quality; a scheme for the cultivation of high-density intensive apple orchards; five projects for NH road upgradation.
Multiple steps for disaster preparedness and resilience in the state viz construction of bridges, upgradation of State Emergency Operation Center in Dehradun, steps for prevention of landslide in Balianala, Nainital and improvement in other infrastructure related to fire, health and forest; development of hostels and computer labs in 20 model degree college across the state; 100 bedded sub-district hospital at Someshwar, Almora; 50 bedded Hospital block in Champawat; Astroturf Hockey Ground at Haldwani Stadium, Nainital; Velodrome Stadium at Rudrapur; Manaskhand Mandir Mala Mission Scheme for infrastructure development in temples including Jageshwar Dham (Almora), Haat Kalika (Pithoragarh) and Naina Devi (Nainital) temples; projects for provisioning of drinking water in Haldwani; construction of 33/11 KV sub-station work Sitarganj, Udham Singh Nagar, the PMO said. (ANI)
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