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Modi in Uttarakhand HIGHLIGHTS: PM to address rally, launch development projects in Rudrapur

PM Modi in Rudrapur HIGHLIGHTS: Under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Farmers' Welfare Scheme, multi-purpose loans of up to one lakh rupees will be made available to farmers at low interest rates of two per cent.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Express Photo: Javed Raja/File)

PM Modi in Rudrapur HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday addressed the rally in Rudrapur through mobile phone as bad weather prevented him from entering the venue. Earlier, PM Modi was held up in Dehradun because his helicopter could not take off from the Jolly Grant Airport.

Modi, who has begun campaigning for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, was scheduled to launch the State Integrated Cooperative Development Project and distribute loan cheques to select beneficiaries of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Farmers’ Welfare Scheme of the state Government.

The BJP faces the challenge of retaining all the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand against a resurgent Congress which registered victories in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan in the assembly polls held recently.

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PM Modi in Rudrapur HIGHLIGHTS: BJP will be looking to retain all five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand.

PM Modi to address rally via mobile phone

PM held up at Dehradun airport due to poor weather

Modi waited at the airport guesthouse, the officer said. He left in a Mi-17 helicopter for the Corbett Tiger Reserve where he will spend some time before moving to Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district to address a rally and launch the State Integrated Co-operative Development Project.

Modi held up at Dehradun airport due to bad weather

Earlier in the day, PM Modi was held up at the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehra Dun for about four hours as his helicopter could not take off due to inclement weather, a senior police officer said. Modi, who landed at the airport around 7 am, began his onward journey around 11.15 am when the weather improved, a senior police officer told PTI, requesting anonymity. It has been raining here since early morning.

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PM Modi to address rally in Rudrapur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has begun campaigning for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, is all set to address a rally in Rudrapur in Uttarakhand today. He is scheduled to launch the State Integrated Cooperative Development Project and distribute loan cheques to select beneficiaries of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Farmers’ Welfare Scheme of the state Government. Follow LIVE UPDATES here.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Rudrapur in Uttarakhand. (PTI File photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand today to launch the State Integrated Cooperative Development Project and distribute loan cheques to select beneficiaries of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Farmers Welfare Scheme of the Uttarakhand government.

The prime minister will address a rally and inaugurate a slew of development projects there, state BJP president Ajay Bhatt said. With the Lok Sabha elections just a few months away, the PM's visit is going to be significant as it would enthuse party workers in the state, Bhatt was quoted as saying by PTI.

The State Integrated Cooperative Development Project will provide adequate support to those involved in agricultural and allied activities and also help in checking the forced migration from the hills.

Under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Farmers Welfare Scheme, multi-purpose loans of up to one lakh rupees will be made available to the farmers at a very low interest rate of two per cent. The scheme is an important step towards the goal of doubling the income of farmers in the State by 2022, an official statement said.