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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, visited Dhule in Maharashtra today. He unveiled multiple projects in the state. Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra, Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari, Dr. Subhash Bhamre, Union Minister of State for Defence and CM of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis was also present on the occasion.

Lauding the brave hearts who sacrificed their lives in Pulwama, PM said the nation stands by them in this hour of grief and mourning. In a strong message to the perpetrators of the terror attack, he said it has been the policy of India not to interfere in other’s business. However, if someone meddles in India’s affairs, it will not go unpunished. “I salute not only to the brave sons of India but also their mothers who gave birth to such bravehearts. The perpetrators of Pulwama attack will be brought to justice and world will realise that this India is New India with a New Vision and every tear will be avenged.”.

PM inaugurated Lower Panazara medium Project under PMKSY It will irrigate about 7585 hectares area of 21 villages of Dhule and surrounding areas, acting as a lifeline to the water deficient region. He said that Prime Minister Irrigation Project has been started to improve the status of irrigation of Maharashtra and other parts of the country, including Dhule. “In last 4 years 99 irrigation projects have been fast tracked to completion. 26 of such projects belong to Maharashtra only, Panzara project is one of them. It was started 25 years back with just 21 crores but now it is completed entailing a cost of Rs 500 crores. It is the result of our efforts to bring water to the parched areas of Maharashtra”, he added.

PM dedicated Jalgaon-Udhana Doubling and electrification Rail Project to the nation. Rs 2400 crores project was fast tracked during last 4 years to ease the movement of goods and people. The rail line connecting North and South India will give a fillip to growth of surrounding regions.

Bhusaval- Bandra Khandesh Express Train was flagged off by PM through video link. The train will provide direct connectivity between Mumbai and Bhusawal. PM also flagged off Nandurbar-Udhana MEMU train and Udhana-Paladi MEMU train.

Foundation stone of 51 Km Dhule-Nardana railway Line and 107Km Jalgaon – Manmad 3rd Railway Line was laid by the PM with the press of a button. These projects will help in better time and rail traffic management.

PM said that these projects will usher in connectivity and development in the region and soon Dhule will give competition to Surat in terms of development.

Sulwade Jamphal Kanoli Lift Irrigation Scheme was also unveiled by PM. It will bring water from Tapi river and supply linked dams, ponds and canals benefitting 1 lakh farmers of 100 villages..

PM laid the foundation stone of Water Supply Scheme and Underground Sewer Project under AMRUT for Dhule City with an estimated cost of around Rs 500 crores. The Water Supply Scheme will provide safe drinking water to address the water woes of water deprived Dhule region..

The PM said that his government is making every effort to make life easy and better for every citizen of India. He said that Ayushman Bharat has benefitted about 12 lakh people in such a short span, including 70,000 patients from Maharashtra and 1800 are from Dhule and it has been a ray of hope for the people who are poor and marginalised.

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Prime Minister’s comments at the Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better Health Security to Prepare for the Next
September 22, 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented disruption. And, it is not yet over. Much of the world is still to be vaccinated. That is why this initiative by President Biden is timely and welcome.


India has always seen humanity as one family. India's pharmaceutical industry has produced cost-effective diagnostic kits, drugs, medical devices, and PPE kits. These are providing affordable options to many developing countries. And, we have shared medicines and medical supplies with over 150 countries. Two indigenously developed vaccines have received "Emergency Use Authorization" in India, including the world's first DNA-based vaccine.

Several Indian companies are also involved in licensed production of various vaccines.

Earlier this year, we shared our vaccine production with 95 other countries, and with UN peace-keepers. And, like a family, the world also stood with India when we were going through a second wave.

For the solidarity and support extended to India, I thank you all.


India is now running the world's largest vaccination campaign. Recently, we vaccinated about 25 million people on a single day. Our grassroots level healthcare system has delivered over 800 million vaccine dose so far.

Over 200 million Indians are now fully vaccinated. This has been enabled through the use of our innovative digital platform called CO-WIN.

In the spirit of sharing, India has made CO-WIN and many other digital solutions available freely as open-source software.


As newer Indian vaccines get developed, we are also ramping up production capacity of existing vaccines.

As our production increases, we will be able to resume vaccine supply to others too. For this, the supply chains of raw materials must be kept open.

With our Quad partners, we are leveraging India's manufacturing strengths to produce vaccines for the Indo-Pacific region.

India and the South Africa have proposed a TRIPS waiver at the WTO for COVID vaccines, diagnostics and medicines.

This will enable rapid scaling up of the fight against the pandemic. We also need to focus on addressing the pandemic economic effects.

To that end, international travel should be made easier, through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates.


I once again endorse the objectives of this Summit and President Biden's vision.

India stand ready to work with the world to end the pandemic.

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