Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Madhya Pradesh on a day’s visit today where he will unveil a bouquet of development projects for the state.
In the first leg of his visit, PM Modi will be in Rajgarh where he will dedicate the Mohanpura Dam Project to the nation.
This project will facilitate irrigation of agricultural land in Rajgarh district, and provide drinking water to villages in the area.
Besides that, he will address a public meeting in Rajgarh to lay the foundation stone of various drinking water schemes and inspect an exhibition on development projects in Rajgarh.
In the second leg of his visit, the Prime Minister will arrive in Indore where he will attend the Madhya Pradesh Shehari Vikas Mahotsav and remotely inaugurate various urban development projects worth over 4000 crore rupees, at various locations across the State.
These include houses under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana, urban drinking water supply schemes, urban solid waste management, urban sanitation, urban transportation and urban landscape projects.
He will also distribute the Swachh Survekshan-2018 Awards, and launch the Swachh Survekshan-2018 results dashboard. Cleanest cities, and best performing States will receive awards from the Prime Minister. One Swachh Innovation, one Swachh Best Practice, and one Swachh Entrepreneur will also receive awards from the Prime Minister.
Locals in Indore are enthusiastic on the eve of the PM’s visit and proud that their city has won the distinction of being the cleanest city in India for the second time in a row.
The Prime Minister has often underscored the importance of states in India’s development journey. He also monitors the progress being made by states in implementing various developmental schemes in a bid to inject momentum and clear bottlenecks in the way of achieving desired outcomes.
While PM Modi’s visit to the state would shower immense development benefits on it, it could serve another purpose too, of encouraging other states to compete with Madhya Pradesh in development metrics.