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Those who ruled country for long never took interest in development of tribal areas: PM Modi attacks Congress

Several of the projects the PM will be launching today are focussed on improving water supply in the state.

By: Express Web Desk | Ahmedabad |
Updated: June 10, 2022 1:13:29 pm
PM Modi is welcomed at Gujarat's Navsari. (Express Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Gujarat on Friday morning, where he laid the foundation stone for multiple projects in Navsari. The Prime Minister will also be visiting Ahmedabad and will launch projects worth Rs 3,050 crore, according to a statement released by his office.

“The rapid development in the state during the last two decades is the pride of Gujarat. In the last eight years, following the mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, our government has put utmost emphasis on the welfare of the people in the state,” Prime Minister Modi said during the event in Navsari.

PM Modi arrives in Gujarat. (Express Photo)

Those who ruled country for long never took interest in development of tribal areas, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi attacked the Congress, saying that those who were in power for a long time in the country, never took interest in the development of tribal areas as it requires hard work, PTI reported.

He said he does not initiate development work for the sake of votes or to win elections, but he does it to improve the quality of people’s lives.

“Those who ruled the country for a long time, never took interest in the development of tribal areas as it requires hard work,” Modi said at Gujarat Gaurav Abhiyan rally after inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of projects worth Rs 3,050 crore at Khudvel, a tribal region in Navsari district.

PM to launch projects worth Rs 3,050 crore

The PM is also set to inaugurate a hospital, healthcare complex and educational complex in Navsari today. “In Navsari, I will also inaugurate the AM Naik Healthcare Complex, Nirali Multi Speciality Hospital and Kharel education complex. All the projects in Navsari will bring multiple benefits to the people of southern Gujarat,” he wrote.

Later in Ahmedabad, he is slated to inaugurate the headquarters of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe), “which will play an anchoring role in transforming the space sector of India.”

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Several of the projects the PM will be launching today are focussed on improving water supply in the state. “Prime Minister will perform the Bhumi Pujan for 13 water supply projects for residents of Tapi, Navsari and Surat districts, worth ₹961 crores,” the PMO’s statement read. “Prime Minister will inaugurate Madhuban dam based Astol regional water supply project, built at the cost of about ₹586 crores. It is a marvel of water supply engineering skills. Also, ‘Nal Se Jal’ projects worth ₹163 crores will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister. These projects will provide safe and adequate drinking water to the residents of Surat, Navsari, Valsad and Tapi districts.”

The prime minister’s visit comes a few months ahead of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly polls, which will be held in December 2022 to elect 182 members of state’s Legislative Assembly.

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First published on: 10-06-2022 at 10:39:33 am

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