PM Visits Yavatmal In Maharashtra, Unveils Various Development Projects
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, visited Yavatmal in Maharashtra, where he inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for various development projects.
A Brief of Development Projects unveiled by the PM
The PM laid the foundation stone of 10 road construction projects, under which 176 km of roads will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 456 crore, drawn from Central Road Fund. The projects will be completed in 18 months; it will improve market access to the farmers in the region and contribute to the economic development of the region.
The PM launched and remotely flagged off Hamsafar Express which will run between Ajni (Nagpur) and Pune. The train comprises three-tier air-conditioned coaches; it will provide overnight service between Nagpur and Pune.
The PM inaugurated a NIIH (National Institute of Immunohaematology) Centre for Research, Management and Control for treatment, education, protection and eradication of sickle cell anaemia and thalassemia, two diseases which are prevalent in the region.
The PM inaugurated Eklavya Model Residential School, Nanded. The school has a capacity of 420 students. Spread over 16 acres, the school is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including residential facility, provision for food, playground, IT facilities. It will help in improving quality of education amongst students belonging to Scheduled Tribes and provide an avenue for their overall growth and personal development.
The PM handed over keys of houses to selected beneficiaries, for whom houses were constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) – Gramin. Construction of more than 11,000 houses was completed in Yavatmal district in the last three years.
The PM distributed certificates and cheques to Women’s Self Help Groups (SHGs), under Maharashtra State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM). MSRLM seeks to provide farm and non-farm livelihood opportunities through facilitation of door-step delivery of financial services. Close to 17,000 SHGs have been formed under the programme in Yavatmal, which is the highest among districts in Maharashtra. Funds worth more than 82 crore rupees have already been made available to empower the SHGs; an additional 18.70 crore rupees fund has been provided today.