Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a slew of projects which is likely usher in a new era of infrastructure development, hydroelectricity, education and health sectors in the state.
PM Modi laid the foundation of various development projects, including two All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jammu and Srinagar divisions and the University of Ladakh. He will also visit the famous Dal lake in Srinagar during his visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
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For PM Modi's visit, a four-tier security apparatus was put in place. Vigil was tightened along the border in view of the visit.
Separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were placed under house arrest to ensure a peaceful visit by the PM.
Here are the Latest Updates from PM Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir:
PM MODI INTERACTS WITH STUDENTS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY FROM SRINAGAR:
# I assure you all that we will continue to fight terrorism tooth and nail.
# The people of Kashmir will soon be getting jobs under this government.
# All those projects which were pending since 10-12 years have come to completion now.
# Current governement has put up all possible efforts to make life easier for people of India in many aspects.
# I have achieved the target of providing electricity connection to as many villages as I had promised.
# A new temperament is being developed in the nation for innovation, incubation and startups.
# With the startup India scheme, India is going to be the third largest startup nation of the world.
# India has developed a lot in its technology and it is very fruitful for its the people.
# India is the fastest growing large economy in the world. According to studies, India is also reducing poverty at the fastest pace in the world: PM
# A student from Haryana asks the PM: Sir, it pains us to see poverty in our country. We have seen your efforts to remove poverty in our country. Do you think we can become poverty free in near future?
# A student asks PM: We are seeing many usage of Digital India in our day to day lives including education. How do you see its impact on our country and all people?
# A student from Telangana asks the PM: We have seen many initiatives for education in the last five years. Are you satisfied with your efforts in Education sector?
Watch: PM Modi in Jammu
#Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks on Citizenship Amendment Bill in Vijaypur, Jammu, says, 'Pakistan, Afghanistan aur Bangladesh mein aise anek Maa Bharti ke santaan hain, jin ke saath atyachaar hua hai...'
#PM Modi in Vijaypur, Jammu: The previous govts had the tendency to ignore the necessities and sentiments of the country, you are well aware of that. Take Kartarrpur corridor for instance. Had they paid attention, then the land of Guru Nanak Dev would have been a part of India.
Watch: PM Modi in Leh
#PM Modi in Leh: I’m happy that changes have been made to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Act, & the council has been given more rights concerning the expenditures. Now the Autonomous Council releases the money sent for the region’s development.
#PM Modi in Leh: Once Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail line is completed, the distance from Delhi to Leh will be reduced. It will also benefit the tourism sector. Protected Area Permit's validity has been increased to 15 days, now tourists will be able to enjoy their journey to Leh.
#Internet services on mobile devices were snapped in Srinagar as a precautionary measure ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's the city. The services have been suspended by authorities as part of efforts to ensure that the Prime Minister's visit passes off smoothly, officials said. (Read full story)
#Our government aims to finish the project after laying foundation: PM Modi
#PM Modi inaugurates University fo Ladakh, new trekking routes, 9-MW Dah hydroelectric project, 220-KV Srinagar-Alusteng-Drass-Kargil-Leh transmission system, 400-KV D/C Jalandhar-Samba-Rajouri-Shopian-Amargarh (Sopore) transmission line. The project has augmented the grid connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir.
Projects to be inaugurated by PM Modi in Jammu and Kashmir today:
AIIMS: The prime minister will lay of the foundation stones of two All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Vijaypur and Awantipora, a statement from his office said. The Union Cabinet had recently approved setting up of the premier hospitals in the border state. Setting up of new AIIMS would transform health care facilities, health education and training in the region, it said.
IIMC: The PM will also lay the foundation stone of northern regional centre campus of Indian Institute of Mass Communication in Jammu.
University of Ladakh: The prime minister will also launch University of Ladakh. It will be the first-ever university in the Ladakh region of the state. It will be a cluster university comprising degree colleges of Leh, Kargil, Nubra, Zanskar, Drass and Khaltsi. The university will have administrative offices in Leh and Kargil.
Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan: The prime minister will also digitally launch various projects under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). He will unveil plaques via video-conference to lay foundation stones of 54 new model degree colleges, 11 professional colleges and one women's university in the country. He will also inaugurate 16 model degree colleges, and 66 entrepreneurship, innovation and career hubs in the country. Besides, he will lay the foundation stones of three model degree colleges in Kishtwar, Kupwara and Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir.
Saubhagya Scheme: Modi will declare 100-per cent electrification of households in Jammu and Kashmir under the central government's Saubhagya Scheme. Modi will lay the foundation stone of 624-MW Kiru hydroelectric project in Kishtwar. It is a run-of-the-river project across the Chenab.
He will also inaugurate the 9-MW Dah hydroelectric project. Located in Dah near village Datang, this project is a run-of-the-river scheme. Modi will dedicate to the nation the 220-KV Srinagar-Alusteng-Drass-Kargil-Leh transmission system. The foundation stone of this prestigious project was laid by Modi in August 2014.
The 400-KV D/C Jalandhar-Samba-Rajouri-Shopian-Amargarh (Sopore) transmission line will also be dedicated to the nation by Modi.
The project has augmented the grid connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir.
Bridge on Chenab: The prime minister will lay the foundation stone of 1,640-metre span double-lane bridge over the Chenab river in Sajwal. The project will provide an alternative route for the population of Sajwal and Indri Pattian. With the completion of this bridge, the distance between Sajwal and Indri Pattian will be reduced to 5 km from 47 km earlier, the statement said.
Modi had earlier visited Jammu, Srinagar and Leh on May 19, 2018 to lay the foundation stones of various infrastructure projects in the state.