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After abrogation of Article 370, PM Modi hold first public meeting in J&K on Panchayati Raj Diwas

Punjab Tribune Bureau | April 24, 2022 11:00 AM

JAMMU AND KASHMIR: After the abrogation of Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a public meeting for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir today. He will address the gram sabhas of the country on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day. Modi inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development initiatives worth over 20,000 crore to the Union Territory.

On National Panchayati Raj Day, the Prime Minister will deliver a message from the parish of Samba district to the Panchayat representatives across the country. In many ways, all eyes have been fixed on this visit of the important Prime Minister.

Bhoomi Pujan of industrial projects worth more than Rs 38,000 crore

During his visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of two hydroelectric projects, Delhi-Katra Expressway, and will perform Bhoomi Pujan of industrial projects worth more than Rs 38,000 crore. During this, many investors from home and abroad will also be present.

Further, PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of three road packages of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, being built at a cost of over Rs 7,500 crore. They are for the 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.

Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of the Ratle and Kwar Hydroelectric projects. The 850 MW Ratle Hydroelectric Project will be constructed on the 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. In order to further expand the network of Jan Aushadi Kendras in Jammu and Kashmir and to make good quality generic medicines at affordable prices available, 100 Kendras have been made functional and will be dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister.

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