Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Gujarat starting from Monday. The prime minister started his two-day visit from Jamnagar in Saurashtra region where he dedicated to the nation a 750-bed annexe of the Guru Gobind Singh Hospital and inaugurated its PG hostel.
Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration event of a hospital building in a medical college campus in Jamnagar. pic.twitter.com/2tXwozfZRx— ANI (@ANI) March 4, 2019
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PM Modi also launched SAUNI water schemes projects including Und-1 to Ranjit Sagar Lift Irrigation Scheme and Machu-1 to Nyari Lift Irrigation Scheme.
He also laid the foundation stone of Jodiya Desalination Plant and Und-3 to Venu-2 Lift Irrigation Scheme.
He will launch the Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan Yojana (PM-SYM) and inaugurate the first phase of 6-km-long Ahmedabad Metro service. Modi will also lay the foundation stone for Umiya Dham temple complex during his visit, official sources said.
Later on Tuesday, the prime minister is slated to visit Annapurna Dham Trust in Gandhinagar's Adalaj, for the ground-breaking ceremony of a Shikshan Bhavan and a Vidhyarthi Bhavan, they added.
In Jamnagar, Modi will also lay foundation stones of railway projects including conversion of rail tracks to broad gauge and flag off the Bandra-Jamnagar Humsafar Express.
From Jamanagar, he will reach Ahmedabad and will attend a grand function for the Umiya Dham temple complex.
As part of the metro rail commissioning programme, he will lay the foundation of the 28.28 kilometre second phase of the Ahmedabad Metro and also travel some distance on the phase 1 stretch.
Following this, the PM will dedicate to the nation various hospitals built in Ahmedabad region, including Women Children & Super Specialty Hospital, Cancer Hospital, Eye Hospital and Dental Hospital.
On Tuesday, Modi will visit the Annapurna Dham Trust in Adalaj, Gandhinagar where he will lay the foundation stones of Shikshan Bhavan and Vidhyarthi Bhavan.
The prime minister will then go to Vastral to launch PM-SYM, a voluntary and contributory pension scheme for workers in unorganised sector with a monthly income of up to Rs 15,000.
He will oversee the online transfer of benefits to some beneficiaries and then distribute PM-SYM Pension Cards.
The scheme, announced in the Union Budget in February this year, will see each PM-SYM subscriber get a minimum assured pension of Rs 3000 per month after attaining the age of 60 years.