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Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone for 23 projects worth Rs 17,500 crore in Uttarakhand

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stones for a number of projects in Uttarakhand

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone for 23 projects worth Rs 17,500 crore in Uttarakhand
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On Thursday, December 30, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Haldwani, Uttarakhand, to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for 23 projects costing over Rs 17,500 crore.

The foundation stone will be placed for 17 projects valued over Rs 14,100 crore, according to a statement released by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). Irrigation, road, housing, health infrastructure, industrial, sanitation, and drinking water supply are among the sectors/areas covered by these projects, according to the announcement.

Six projects will be inaugurated today, including several road widening projects, a hydropower project in Pithoragarh, and sewerage network improvement projects in Nainital. The projects being launched have a total cost of about Rs 3,400 crore.

According to the press release, PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Rs 5,750 crore Lakhwar Multipurpose Project. This project, in particular, was first conceptualised in 1976 and was dormant for many years. PM Modi's objective of prioritising long-delayed projects is the driving force for the project's laying of the foundation stone. According to the PMO, this project of national significance will enable irrigation of an extra 34,000 hectares of land, produce 300 MW of electricity, and provide drinking water to the six states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, and Rajasthan.

In the area, the Prime Minister's objective of improving connectivity at far-flung parts of the country would be realised with the inauguration and laying of foundation stones for several road sector projects worth over Rs 8700 crore.

Four-laning of the 85-kilometer Moradabad-Kashipur Road (at a cost of over Rs 4000 crore); two-laning of the 22-kilometer Gadarpur-Dineshpur-Madkota-Haldwani road (SH-5) and the 18-kilometer Kiccha-Pantnagar (SH-44); construction of the 8-kilometer Khatima bypass in Udham Singh Nagar; and construction of the four-lane National Highway (NH109).

The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of AIIMS Rishikesh satellite centre in Udham Singh Nagar district and Jagjivan Ram Government Medical College in Pithoragarh in an effort to expand the state's medical infrastructure and provide world-class medical facilities to people in all parts of the country. These two hospitals will cost around Rs 500 crore and Rs 450 crore to construct, respectively. The increased medical infrastructure will benefit not just the people of Kumaon and Terai, but also the people of Uttar Pradesh's surrounding territories.

In the cities of Sitarganj and Kashipur in the Udham Singh Nagar district, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for the construction of about 2400 dwellings for the economically disadvantaged. Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, these residences would be developed at a cost of more than Rs 170 crores (Urban).

The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for 73 water supply schemes across 13 districts of the state under the Jal Jeevan Mission, according to the PMO, to improve tap water availability in rural regions of the state.

More than 1.3 lakh rural households in the state will benefit from the initiatives, which will cost roughly Rs 1250 crore in total. In addition, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for water supply schemes in Haridwar and Nainital to ensure a consistent supply of high-quality water in these cities. The programmes will give around 14500 connections in Haridwar and over 2400 connections in Haldwani, helping approximately one lakh people in Haridwar and approximately 12,000 people in Haldwani.

According to the Prime Minister's Office, the foundation stone for a 41-acre Aroma Park in Kashipur and a 40-acre Plastic Industrial Park in Sitarganj will be placed today in the state, as part of the Prime Minister's goal to open new pathways for accessing a region's inherent potential. State Infrastructure & Industrial Development Corporation Uttarakhand Limited (SIIDCUL) would develop the two projects at a cost of around Rs 100 crore. Because of Uttarakhand's unique geographical characteristics, the Aroma Park will take use of the state's enormous potential for floriculture expansion. The Plastic Industrial Park will be a step in establishing the state's industrial strength and providing people with jobs.

PM Modi will also dedicate two sewage treatment plants in Ramnagar, Nainital, with capacities of 7 MLD and 1.5 MLD, respectively, at a cost of around Rs 50 crore. In addition, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for the construction of nine sewage treatment plants (STPs) in Udham Singh Nagar, which will cost around Rs 200 crore, as well as a Rs 78 crore sewerage system upgrade project in Nainital.

The Prime Minister will also dedicate the 5 MegaWatt capacity Suringad-II run-of-the-river hydroelectric plant, which was built at a cost of around Rs 50 crore by Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam (UJVN) Limited in Munsyari in Pithoragarh district.

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