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Projects will significantly boost infrastructure development, enhance connectivity and give an impetus to ease of living in the region
PM inaugurates Deoghar Airport; to provide direct air connectivity to Baba Baidyanath Dham
PM dedicates in-patient Department and Operation Theatre services at AIIMS, Deoghar
“We are working on the principle of development of the nation by the development of the states”
“When a holistic approach guides projects, new avenues of income come for various segments of the society”
“We are taking many historic decisions for converting deprivation into opportunities”
“When steps are taken to improve the ease of life for common citizens, national assets are created and new opportunities of national development emerge”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various developmental projects worth more than Rs 16,800 crores in Deoghar today. Governor Jharkhand, Shri Ramesh Bais, Chief Minister Shri Hemant Soren, Union Minister Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, State ministers and people’s representatives were among those present on the occasion. .

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that with the blessings of Baba Baidyanath, projects worth more than Rs 16,000 crore have been inaugurated and the foundation stone has been laid today. These are going to give a huge impetus to Jharkhand's modern connectivity, energy, health, faith and tourism.

The Prime Minister remarked that the country has been working with the thinking of development of the nation by the development of the states since last 8 year. In the last 8 years, in the efforts to connect Jharkhand by highways, railways, airways, waterways, in every way, the same thinking and spirit have been paramount. All these facilities will positively impact the economic development of the state.

The Prime Minister said that today, Jharkhand is getting its second airport. This will lead to tremendous ease for devotees of Baba Baidyanath. In the context of making air travel affordable for the common man through the UDAN scheme, the Prime Minister noted that today the benefits of the efforts of the government are visible across the country. About 70 new locations have been added through airports, heliports and water aerodromes in the last 5-6 years under the UDAN scheme. Today, ordinary citizens are getting the facility of air travel on more than 400 new routes. More than 1 crore people have experienced very affordable air travel, many for the first time. The Prime Minister expressed happiness that the flight from Deoghar to Kolkata started today and flights for Ranchi, Delhi and Patna will start soon. Work is on for airports in Bokaro and Dumka, he said.

The Prime Minister said along with connectivity, the central government is also focussing on the creation of facilities at important places related to faith and spirituality in the country. Modern facilities have also been expanded in Baba Baidyanath Dham under the PRASAD scheme. When a holistic approach guides the projects, new avenues of income come for various segments of the society and new facilities create new opportunities..

The Prime Minister also highlighted the benefits of the country’s effort to enhance the gas-based economy for the state of Jharkhand. He said that PM Urja Ganga Yojana is changing the old picture. “We are taking many historic decisions for converting deprivation into opportunities', he said. The Bokaro- Angul section of Jagdishpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra pipeline of GAIL will expand the city gas distribution network in 11 districts of Jharkhand and Odisha.

The Prime Minister said we are following the mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas. New avenues of development, employment-self-employment are being discovered by investing in infrastructure. We have laid emphasis on aspiration for development, focused on aspirational districts, he said, underlining the benefits of these initiatives for Jharkhand. He said most of the 18,000 villages which were electrified so long after independence are in inaccessible and remote areas.Government has worked in mission mode in the last 8 years to bring tap water, roads and gas connection, he said.

Referring to the spread of modern facilities beyond big cities, the Prime Minister said that these projects are proof that when steps are taken for improving ease of life for common citizens, then national assets are created and new opportunities of national development emerge. “This is the right development and we have to collectively accelerate this development”, he said.

Development projects in Deoghar

As a key step to provide direct connectivity to Baba Baidyanath Dham, which is an important religious destination for devotees from all over the country, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Deoghar Airport. It has been constructed at an estimated cost of around Rs. 400 crore. The Terminal Building of the airport is equipped to handle over five lakhs passengers annually.

AIIMS in Deoghar is a boon for the healthcare sector of the entire region. The services at AIIMS Deoghar will get a further boost as the Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the In-Patient Department (IPD) and Operation Theatre services at AIIMS, Deoghar. This is in accordance with the Prime Minister’s vision to develop excellent healthcare facilities in all parts of the country. The Prime Minister had laid the foundation of AIIMS Deoghar on 25th March 2018.

Prime Minister’s commitment to develop world class infrastructure at places of religious importance across the country and improve facilities to the tourists in all such places, will get a further boost as the components of project “Development of Baidyanath Dham, Deoghar” sanctioned under the PRASAD Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism will get inaugurated. The projects being inaugurated by the Prime Minister include development of two large pilgrimage congregation halls with a capacity of 2000 pilgrims each; Jalsar lake front development; Shivganga Pond development among others. The new amenities will further enrich the tourism experience for lakhs of devotees who visit Baba Baidyanath Dham.

The Prime Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple road projects worth more than Rs. 10,000 crores. The projects that were inaugurated include six laning of Gorhar to Barwada section of NH-2; widening of Rajganj - Chas upto West Bengal border section of NH-32 among others. The major projects whose foundation stone were laid include four laning of Mirzachowki- Farakka section of NH-80; four laning of Hariharganj to Parwa More section of NH-98; four laning of Palma to Gumla section of NH-23; Elevated corridor of Kutchery Chowk to Piska More section of NH-75 among others. These projects will provide a further boost to connectivity in the region and ensure ease of movement for the common people.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various energy infrastructure projects around Rs. 3000 crore for the region. Projects that were inaugurated include the Bokaro - Angul section of Jagdishpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra pipeline of GAIL; New LPG Bottling plant of HPCL at Barhi, Hazaribagh and Bokaro LPG Bottling plant of BPCL. Foundation stone of Parbatpur Gas Collecting Station, Jharia Block, Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Asset of ONGC were laid.

The Prime Minister dedicated two Railway projects viz. Godda - Hansdiha Electrified Section and Garhwa-Mahuria Doubling project to the nation. These projects will help in facilitating seamless traffic movement of goods for industries and power houses. They will also ensure ease of train movement from Dumka to Asansol. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for three Railway projects viz. Redevelopment of Ranchi railway station; Jasidih Bypass Line and LHB Coach Maintenance Depot, Godda. The proposed redeveloped Ranchi Station will have world-class passenger amenities including a Food Court, Executive Lounge, Cafeteria, Air-Conditioned Waiting Halls etc. for ensuring ease of movement as well as comfort of the passengers.

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PM Modi continued his campaigning today for the upcoming elections in Gujarat. In his first address at Kankrej, PM Modi talked about the economic and religious importance of cows in Indian society. In his second address at Patan, PM Modi spoke on the assured win for the BJP in Gujarat. PM Modi in his third address for the day focused on the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

Highlights from the Kankrej Public Meeting

Hitting out at the opposition, PM Modi slammed the Congress for stalling development in Gujarat for decades. PM Modi said, “There has been a firm identity of the Congress – to stall, to hang, to wander. Whatever the work, Congress sees its own interest first, and the interest of the country later”. PM Modi added that Congress failed to understand the problems faced by the farmers and said that many irrigation projects were stalled by them which only got completed after the BJP took power in the centre.

PM Modi iterated on a few examples of corruption undertaken by the Congress and said, “Congress used to do scams worth thousands and lakhs of crores. Congress had made corruption a courtesy.”

PM Modi finally addressed the people on development undertaken by the BJP in 20 years, especially in the border areas, PM Modi said, “Facilities are being developed in the border villages so that instead of migration, more employment & self-employment opportunities are created in the villages”.

Highlights from the Patan Public Meeting

PM Modi reminisced about his memories in Patan and told people about his life when he used to reside in Kagda ki Khadki. PM Modi also spoke on the BJP becoming a symbol of trust in the country, PM Modi said, “The country is confident that no matter how big the challenges are, only the BJP will find solutions”. PM Modi iterated on the efforts of the BJP government in providing vaccines, fiscal support and subsidies to the people during the COVID period.

Talking about the steps taken by the BJP Government to empower the role of women in society, PM Modi said, “The BJP government has taken several unprecedented decisions ranging from Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao to recruiting daughters in the army”. PM Modi further highlighted that the Bajra farmers of the Patan region will benefit massively through the International Year of Millets.

PM Modi finally addressed the people on the development undertaken in Gujarat in the past 20 years. PM Modi talked about the early adoption of solar energy by farmers in Gujarat. Adding to the development works, PM Modi said that Gujarat’s untapped potential in tourism is being holistically developed and will generate employment for the youth.

Highlights from the Sojitra Public Meeting

PM Modi called out the fallacies of the Congress for dividing Gujarat based on caste and throwing the state into turmoil. The PM further added that the Congress continues to ignore the contributions of the great Sardar Patel till this date and targeted them for not paying their respects at the Statue of Unity.

In Sojitra, PM Modi iterated on the mammoth size of the schemes launched by the BJP government during the COVID to safeguard the people from every adverse aspect possible. Talking about the effectiveness of the double-engine government in Gujarat, he gave a few examples of schemes that are uplifting the living standards of the people. PM Modi also accredited the dairy cooperative model of Anand to empower villages and the poor of the country.

PM Modi finally addressed the people on the strides Gujarat has taken in the education sector. PM Modi said, “20 years ago there were less than 1000 colleges in Gujarat, today there are more than 4000 colleges in Gujarat”. He further added, “Earlier the youth of Gujarat used to go to other states for higher education, but today youth from other states are coming here and studying.”