PM to inaugurate multiple projects during 3-day Gujarat visit

New Delhi, April 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat from April 18 to 20, to lay the foundation stone of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar and multiple other development projects in the poll-bound state. According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, Modi will visit the Command and Control Centre for Schools in Gandhinagar on April 18, at around 6 pm. The Centre collects over 500 crore data sets annually and analyses them meaningfully using big data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, in order to enhance overall learning outcomes for students, said the PMO. The Centre also helps in tracking of daily online attendance of teachers and students, besides undertaking the centralised summative and periodic assessments of learning outcome of students, it added. The statement said the Command and Control Centre for Schools has been deemed a global best practice by the World Bank, which has also invited other countries to visit and learn about it. On day two of the Prime Minister’s visit, he will dedicate to the nation a new dairy complex and potato processing plant at Diyodar, Banaskantha district, built at a cost of over Rs 600 crore, at around 9:40 am, it added. As per the PMO, “The new dairy complex is a greenfield project. It will enable the processing of about 30 lakh litres of milk, produce about 80 tonnes of butter, one lakh litres of ice cream, 20 tonnes of condensed milk (Khoya) and 6 tonnes of chocolate daily.” The Prime Minister will also dedicate the Banas Comm ty Radio Station to the nation, it said. This Comm ty Radio Station has been established to provide farmers key scientific information related to agriculture and animal husbandry. It is expected that the radio station will connect with over 5 lakh farmers of about 1700 villages, added the PMO. The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation, expanded facilities for the production of cheese products and whey powder at the Banas dairy plant in Palanpur. He will also dedicate to the nation, Organic Manure and Biogas plant established at Dama, Gujarat, said the statement. Modi will also lay the foundation stone of four gobar gas plants of 100 tonnes capacity to be established at Khimana, Ratanpura – Bhildi, Radhanpur and Thawar, it added. He will lay the foundation stone of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in Jamnagar on April 19, at around 3:30 pm, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO). The GCTM will be the first and only global outpost centre for traditional medicine across the world. It will emerge as an international hub of global wellness, the PMO said. The Global AYUSH Investment & Innovation Summit, to be held at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister on April 20, at around 10:30 am. The Prime Minister of Mauritius and DG, WHO, will also remain present on the occasion, it added. As per the statement, the three-day summit will witness five Plenary sessions, eight roundtables, six workshops, and two symposiums, with the presence of around 90 eminent speakers and 100 exhibitors. The Summit will help uncover investment potential, and give a fillip to innovation, research & development, start-up ecosystem, and the wellness industry, it said. The Prime Minister will attend the Adijati Maha Sammelan in Dahod on April 20 at around 3:30 pm, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development projects worth around Rs 22,000 crore, added the statement. According to the PMO, the Sammelan is expected to witness participation of over two lakh people. Modi will inaugurate the Dahod District Southern Area Regional Water Supply Scheme, constructed on Narmada River Basin, worth around Rs 840 crore, which will cater to the water supply needs of around 280 villages in Dahod District and Devgadh Baria city. The Prime Minister will also inaugurate five projects of Dahod Smart City worth around Rs 335 crore. Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, benefits worth Rs 120 crore will be provided to 10,000 tribals of Panchmahal and Dahod districts. Modi will further inaugurate 66 KV Ghodia substation, Panchayat Houses and Anganwadis, among others. The Prime Minister will also lay foundation stone for manufacturing of 9000 HP Electric Locomotives at the Production t in Dahod. The cost of the project is around Rs. 20,000 crore. He will also lay the foundation stone of various projects of the state government worth around Rs 550 crore. This includes water supply-related projects worth about Rs 300 crore, Dahod Smart City projects worth around Rs 175 crore, and works related to Dudhimati river project & GETCO Substation at Ghodia, among others, added the PMO. ASU RJ

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