Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched Gangajal and other various developmental projects in Uttar Pradesh's Agra today. The project will bring waters from Ganges river to the houses people living in Agra after due treatment. Launching the project, PM Modi said that the Gangajal project will boost tourism economy in the city.
"I want to inform you that under Namami Ganga Mission, the cleaning of river Yamuna is also our priority," he told the Taj Mahal city in a rally.
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He also laid foundation stone for Integrated Command and Control Centre for Agra Smart City, upgradation of SN Medical College, etc.
The Gangajal programme has a project cost of Rs 2880 Crore. It will provide Agra with better and more assured water supply. It will benefit both the residents of the city as well as tourists.
Upgradation of SN Medical College in Agra will be done at a project cost of Rs. 200 crore, which also includes creation of 100 bed maternity wing in the Women’s hospital. This will help provide better health and maternity care for the weaker sections of the society. Integrated Command and Control Centre for Agra Smart City will be created at a project cost of Rs. 285 crore. This will help to develop Agra as a modern world class smart city, befitting its stature as a premium tourist destination.
This is prime minister’s second visit to the city. During his earlier visit on 20 November 2016, he launched PM Awas Yojana (Gramin). Under this scheme 65 lakh houses have been constructed till date including 9.2 lakh in Uttar Pradesh. He launched rail infrastructure and services specific to the region.
Watch PM Modi's rally here:
05:20 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Agra: Those didn't even see face to face with each other, are getting scared looking at the chowkidaar. They think whatever happens to us will happen, but chowkidaar should be removed first. Till chowkidaar is there nobody can loot.
05:15 pm: Hence, I advocate simultaneous polls for Lok Sabha and Assembly, so that the country can also save on time and money: PM Modi in Agra
05:14 pm: They say why the Qota Bill was introduced just before elections, how can yu introduce a bill without elections when there is one every six months: PM Modi in Agra
05:05 pm: The whole country saw how yesterday we passed a bill to finally recognise the disparity between poor and rich in the general category: PM in Agra
05:02 pm: PM Modi in Agra: Most of the items of being used by the common man are now under or a 18 per cent tax slab. The process to make GST simpler for businessmen is going on. Government is implementing suggestions sent by the public.
05:00 pm: PM Modi in Agra: GST is not a new tax. Earlier, the consumers could not see that they were paying more than 30 per cent ta. Now whatever tax they pay they see it. It is a transparent tax system.
04:53 pm: PM Modi in Agra: Within 100 days only, around 7 lakh poor people have been treated or are being treated in hospitals under Ayushman Bharat Yojana, which is also called 'Modi Care' by the people.
04:50 pm: PM Narendra Modi in Agra: I want to inform you that under Namami Ganga Mission, the cleaning of river Yamuna is also our priority.