On January 9, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Agra in Uttar Pradesh for one day. This is Modi’s second visit to the city after his initial visit in 2016.
Visit to Agra:
On his one-day visit to Agra, the PM launched a series of development projects worth Rs. 2980 Crores for the Agra city and the adjoining areas.
i. They are as follows:
- He dedicated the Gangajal project, worth Rs.2880 crores, to the nation. It would provide Agra with better and more assured water supply and bring 140 cusecs of Ganga water to Agra.
- He laid the foundation Stone of Integrated Command and Control Centre for Agra Smart City at a cost of Rs.285 crores. This will enable installations of CCTVs throughout Agra City for monitoring and surveillance purposes.
- Under Ayushman Bharat Yojana. the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the upgradation of SN Medical College in Agra at an estimated cost of Rs.200 Crore. It will add 100 bed maternity wing in the Women’s hospital,
- He also laid the foundation stone of sewerage network project for the western part of Agra, under AMRUT scheme, to improved sanitation facility in over 50000 houses.
♦ Chief Minister: Yogi Adityanath.
♦ Governor: Ram Naik.
♦ National Parks: Dudhwa National Park
♦ Tiger Reserve: Philibit Tiger Reserve
♦ Bird Sanctuary: Sandi Bird Sanctuary.
♦ Wildlife Sanctuary: Bakhira WLS, Chandraprabha WLS, Hastinapur WLS, National Chambal WLS, Nawabganj WLS.
♦ Uttar Pradesh has 23 wildlife sanctuaries across 27 districts covering over 5,000 sq km