New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday lay foundation stones and inaugurate 22 development projects to the tune of Rs 870 crores in his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi, a major boost to his Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office, PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of ‘Banas Dairy Sankul’ at UP State Industrial Development Authority Food Park, Karkhiyaon, Varanasi. Spread across 30 acres of land, the dairy will be built at a cost of about Rs 475 crores and will have a facility for processing 5 lakh litres of milk per day.
“This will strengthen the rural economy and help farmers of the region by creating new opportunities for them. Prime Minister will also digitally transfer about Rs 35 crore bonus to the bank accounts of more than 1.7 lakh milk producers associated with Banas Dairy,” the release said.
“The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for the Biogas based Electricity generation plant for the Milk Producers Cooperative Union Plant, Ramnagar, Varanasi. It will be a key step towards making Milk Producers Cooperative Union Plant energy self-sufficient,” it said.
PM Modi will launch a portal and logo dedicated to the Conformity Assessment Scheme of milk products, developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) with the help of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
“The unified logo, featuring logos of both BIS and NDDB quality mark will simplify the certification process for the dairy sector and will reassure the public about dairy product quality,” the PMO said.
“In another effort to reduce the land ownership issues at the grass root level, the Prime Minister will virtually distribute the rural residential rights record ‘Gharauni’ under the Swamitva scheme of Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj, to over 20 Lakh residents of Uttar Pradesh,” the statement further said.
PM Modi will also inaugurate several urban development projects in the city, including six projects of the redevelopment of Old Kashi wards, a parking and surface park at Beniabag, beautification of two ponds, one sewage treatment plant at village Ramna and provisioning of advanced surveillance cameras at 720 locations under Smart City Mission.
In the education sector, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Union Education Ministry’s Inter-University Centre for Teachers Education, built at a cost of around Rs 107 crore, and a Teachers Education Centre at Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, built at a cost of over Rs 7 crore.
In the health sector, a project consisting of a doctors’ hostel, a nurses’ hostel and a shelter home costing Rs 130 crore at Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre will be inaugurated. PM Modi will dedicate a 50-bed Integrated Ayush Hospital at Bhadrasi. He will also lay the foundation stone of a Rs 49 crore Government Homeopathic Medical College in tehsil Pindra under the Ayush Mission.