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Narendra Modi’s J&K Visit Live Updates: Central govt schemes being rapidly implemented in J-K, says PM Modi

PM Modi's J&K Visit LIVE Updates: Security has been tightened across the Union Territory after a powerful explosion was heard early Sunday in a village in Jammu’s Bishnah, which is nearly 8-km away from Palli in the Samba district where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 24, 2022 5:20:33 pm
PM Narendra Modi lays the foundation stones for the 850 MW Ratle Hydroelectric Project and 540 MW Kwar Hydroelectric Project to be constructed on the Chenab river in Kishtwar District. (ANI Photo)

In his visit to Palli village of Jammu on Sunday, Prime minister Narendra Modi flagged of several developmental projects worth over Rs 20,000 crores. Addressing all Gram Sabhas across the nation on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day, the Prime Minister said that it is a matter of great pride that democracy has reached the grassroot level in the union territory.

“This year’s Panchayati Raj Day, being celebrated in J&K marks a big change. It is a matter of great pride that when democracy has reached the grassroot level in J&K, I am interacting with you all from here,” the Modi said.

Top business leaders from the UAE are accompanying the PM on his visit, underlining the backing of industrialists and investors from a leading Islamic block as the BJP government seeks to pitch a new phase for J&K post-Article 370. Besides, the PM’s address, from Samba bordering Pakistan, coincides with the National Panchayati Raj Day, and will see participation of members of rural local bodies from across the state as a projection of grassroots democracy in the state. UAE firms are expected to propose investments amounting to over Rs 3,000 crore – a first for J&K’s infrastructure development.

 

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PM Modi's J&K Visit Live Updates: UAE investments, grassroot democracy: Twin messages in PM Narendra Modi's J&K visit today; key projects worth over Rs 20,000 crore to be flagged off; first panchayat day celebrations in J&K today. Follow latest updates here

17:20 (IST)24 Apr 2022
PM Modi’s promise to Kashmir youth: you won’t suffer like your parents, grandparents did

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday reached out to the youth of Kashmir assuring them that they will not suffer the way their parents and grandparents had in the past as he inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of a slew of projects for the Union Territory.

“Mein aap ko yeh kar ke dikhaunga. Main aap ko yah vishwas dilaney aya hoon (I will prove it to you and I have come here to give you this assurance),” Modi said addressing the 30 lakh elected rural local body members across the country on the occasion of Panchayat Divas celebrations from the Samba district’s Palli village. Read more

14:06 (IST)24 Apr 2022
New story of development is being written in Jammu & Kashmir, says PM Modi

While addressing Gram Sabhas across the nation from Jammu, on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "A new story of development is being written in Jammu & Kashmir. Many private investors are interested to come to J&K."

The PM is accompanied by top business leaders from the UAE on his visit to the union territory, underlining the backing of industrialists and investors from a leading Islamic block as the BJP government seeks to pitch a new phase for J&K post-Article 370.

13:47 (IST)24 Apr 2022
Our aim is to provide all-weather connectivity to J&K: PM Modi

"When I speak about 'Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat', our focus is on connectivity and bridging distances. Our aim is to provide all-weather connectivity to J&K," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing Gram Sabhas across the nation from Jammu.

13:42 (IST)24 Apr 2022
People of Palli have demonstrated what 'Sabka prayas' can do: PM Modi

In his address from Jammu's Palli village, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that with the inauguration of a 500 KW solar power plant at Palli, Samba District is moving towards becoming the country’s first panchayat to become carbon neutral. "The people of Palli have demonstrated what 'Sabka prayas' can do," he said.

13:25 (IST)24 Apr 2022
Projects worth over Rs 20,000 inaugurated; democracy has reached the grassroot level in J&K: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in the celebration of the National Panchayati Raj Day, observed on April 24 to mark the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from April 24, 1993.

"This year's Panchayati Raj Day, being celebrated in J&K marks a big change. It is a matter of great pride that when democracy has reached the grassroot level in J&K, I am interacting with you all from here," the Prime Minister said.

13:20 (IST)24 Apr 2022
PM Narendra Modi launches 'Amrit Sarovar Mission'

PM Narendra Modi also launched the 'Amrit Sarovar Mission' that is aimed at developing and rejuvenating 75 waterbodies in each district of the country, as part of celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

13:13 (IST)24 Apr 2022
PM Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway

PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway and inaugurated the 500KW Solar Power Plant at Palli village along with 108 Jan Aushadhi Kendras, in Samba.

12:58 (IST)24 Apr 2022
PM Modi inaugurates the Banihal-Qazigund Road Tunnel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Banihal Qazigund Road Tunnel, which has been built at a cost of more than Rs 3,100 crore.

The 8.45-km-long tunnel will reduce the road distance between Banihal and Qazigund by 16 km, and reduce journey time by around one-and-a-half hours.

12:49 (IST)24 Apr 2022
PM Narendra Modi lays the foundation stones for the 850 MW Ratle Hydroelectric Project and 540 MW Kwar Hydroelectric Project

PM Narendra Modi lays the foundation stones for the 850 MW Ratle Hydroelectric Project and 540 MW Kwar Hydroelectric Project to be constructed on the Chenab river in Kishtwar District.

'The 850 MW Ratle Hydroelectric Project will be constructed on Chenab river in Kishtwar district at a cost of around Rs 5,300 crore. The 540 MW Kwar Hydroelectric Project will also be built on Chenab river in Kishtwar district at a cost of over Rs 4,500 crore. Both projects will help meet power requirements of the region,' a statement released by the PMO said.

12:34 (IST)24 Apr 2022
Watch | PM Narendra Modi welcomed at Palli village
12:17 (IST)24 Apr 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Palli Panchayat in Samba district

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Palli Panchayat in Samba district to participate in the celebration of National Panchayati Raj Day and flag off development works worth over Rs 20,000 crores.

12:15 (IST)24 Apr 2022
J-K under thick security blanket ahead of Prime Minister Modi's visit

Following a fierce gunfight between two newly infiltrated Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) suicide bombers and security forces, a thick security blanket has been thrown across Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Palli Panchayat in Samba district on Sunday, officials said.

A red alert has been sounded in the Union Territory following the encounter near Sunjwan army camp on the outskirts of the city which averted a major attack with the gunning down of both the terrorists armed with suicide vests and large quantity of arms and ammunition. (PTI)

12:10 (IST)24 Apr 2022
UAE investments, grassroot democracy: Twin messages in PM Narendra Modi’s J&K visit today

Besides making a push for industrial and infrastructure development in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Palli village in Samba district on Sunday – his first major trip since Article 370 was abrogated in J&K in August 2019 — will carry a significant political message. Read more

12:09 (IST)24 Apr 2022
Top on PM Modi’s J&K itinerary: Infra push from carbon-neutral village

In his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir for a government programme since the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch projects worth Rs 38,082 crore on Sunday from a village in Samba district that has been billed as India’s first carbon-neutral panchayat. This infrastructure push was an attempt to showcase how fast the Union Territory was transforming, officials said. Read more

Border Security force (BSF) jawans stand guard near the venue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming rally at Palli village of Samba district, Saturday. (PTI Photo)

In a statement, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said, “Since the introduction of constitutional reforms with regards to J&K in August 2019, the government has been focused on bringing about wide-ranging reforms to substantially improve governance and enhance ease of living for the people of the region at an unprecedented pace... The projects being inaugurated and whose foundation stone is being laid in this visit will go a long way in facilitating provision of basic amenities, ensuring ease of mobility and development of infrastructure in the region.”

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to inaugurate Banihal Qazigund Road Tunnel, built at a cost of more than Rs 3,100 crore.

“The 8.45-km-long tunnel would reduce the road distance between Banihal and Qazigund by 16 km, and reduce journey time by around one-and-a-half hours,” the PMO stated. “It is a twin-tube tunnel — one for each direction of travel — with the twin tubes being interconnected by a cross passage every 500m, for maintenance and emergency evacuation. The tunnel would help establish an all-weather connection between Jammu and Kashmir, and bring the two regions closer.”

During the visit, Modi will lay foundation stone of three road projects of Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, being built at a cost of more than Rs 7,500 crore. These packages are for construction of 4/6 lane access-controlled Delhi-Katra-Amritsar Expressway from Balsua on NH-44 to Gurha Baildaran, Hiranagar; Gurha Baildaran, Hiranagar to Jakh, Vijaypur; and Jakh, Vijaypur to Kunjwani, Jammu with spur connectivity to Jammu airport.

After abrogation of Article 370, the PM had briefly visited J&K to celebrate Diwali with armed forces in Nowshera district on November 4, 2021. This is his first visit since.

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