“From Farmers’ Welfare to Infrastructure Boost: PM Modi’s Two-Day Journey”
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is all set for an exciting two-day tour to Rajasthan and Gujarat on the 27th and 28th of July 2023. During this visit, he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for various development projects, aimed at benefiting farmers and boosting infrastructure in these states.
In Sikar, Rajasthan, on 27th July, around 11:15 AM, the Prime Minister will dedicate an impressive 1.25 lakh PM Kisan Samriddhi Kendra’s (PMKSKs) to the nation. These Kendra’s are designed to be a one-stop solution for farmers’ needs, providing information on Agri-inputs, soil, and seed testing facilities, and details about government schemes. They will become a reliable support system for farmers across the country.
Additionally, the Prime Minister will introduce a new variety of Urea called “Urea Gold,” coated with Sulphur. This innovative fertilizer will address sulphur deficiencies in the soil, enhancing crop quality and promoting the more efficient use of fertilizers.
The Prime Minister will also officially start the onboarding of 1500 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) into the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) on the same occasion. This will empower FPOs with direct access to digital marketing, online payments, and business transactions, promoting growth and logistics in rural areas.
The Prime Minister will disburse the 14th installment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) initiative, which would provide nearly 8.5 crore beneficiaries with direct benefit transfers, as a sign of commitment to the welfare of farmers. The sum is around Rs. 17,000 crores.
In Rajasthan, the medical infrastructure will witness a significant expansion. Five new medical colleges will be opened by the prime minister, and another seven will have their foundations placed. These initiatives are part of the “Establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals” scheme, aimed at improving healthcare services in the state. The increase in medical colleges from 10 to 35 in Rajasthan, with the establishment of these 12 new medical colleges, will significantly boost the number of MBBS seats, making healthcare more accessible to the people.
On 28th July, the Prime Minister will visit Rajkot, Gujarat, where he will inaugurate the new Rajkot International Airport. The airport, developed with modern technology and sustainable features, will not only improve air connectivity but also showcase the cultural vibrancy of Rajkot through its architectural design. The airport is expected to boost the local automobile industry and contribute to the growth of trade, tourism, education, and industries across Gujarat.
During the Rajkot visit, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate various development projects worth over Rs. 860 crores. These initiatives include Sauni Yojana Link 3 Packages 8 and 9, which will improve irrigation systems and assist the Saurashtra region’s access to drinking water. Upgradation of Dwarka RWSS will ensure villages receive adequate and potable water through pipelines. Additionally, projects like the conservation and restoration of Uparkot Fort, water treatment plants, sewage treatment plants, and flyover bridges will further enhance the region’s infrastructure.
Lastly, on the same day, the Prime Minister will attend Semicon India 2023 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. This conference aims to catalyze India’s semiconductor ecosystem by bringing together leaders from industry, academia, and research institutions. It will focus on India’s semiconductor strategy, envisioning the country as a global hub for semiconductor design, manufacturing, and technology development.
Overall, the Prime Minister’s visit to Rajasthan and Gujarat promises to bring significant developments and opportunities for the people of these states, contributing to their growth and prosperity.