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PM lays foundation of 13 infrastructure projects

He also inaugurated a water supply project for Ajmer under the Amrut Mission and the integrated infrastructure package for walled city of Udaipur. This includes drinking water supply, sewarage and road network and underground electrification of Udaipur. It will cost Rs 537 crore.

The upgradation of STPs in Dholpur, Nagaur, Alwar and Jodhpur costing Rs 122 crore was also unveiled. The second phase of sewerage project in Sikar under the Amrut Mission, Rs 370 crore worth STP in Bhilwara, Rs 68 cr STP for Mt Abu, Gangashahar STP and Hanumangarh sewerage and water project worth Rs 281 cr has also begun.

Construction of phase 2 of the Dussehra Maidan in Kota will cost Rs 33 crore and will be completed within a year.  Project for expansion of green cover under Amrut Mission in Nagaur, Jhalawar, Chittorgarh, Kishangarh and Sajangarh was also inaugurated. 

Projects under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in the districts of Bundi, Ajmer and Bikaner were also inaugurated.

PM: Govt committed to double farmers’ income by 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with farmers from across Rajasthan. Farmers from Jodhpur and Bikaner presented him Jowar and a plough. Farmers from Jaisalmer and Nagore also gifted their produce to the Prime Minister as did another group of maize farmers. 

Prime Minister said that the government is committed to double the income of farmers by 2022. He also hailed the recent Cabinet decision which substantially hiked the MSP for Kharip crops.

Listing out various schemes launched for farmers, PM said that 14 crore 50 lakh soil health cards have been given to farmers which have led increaes in production of crop.

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