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PM Modi Launches Multiple Development Initiatives in Varanasi, UP

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PM launches multiple development initiatives in VaranasiPrime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi inaugurated or laid the foundation stones of 27 development projects worth Rs 2,095 crore in his Varanasi parliamentary constituency   of Uttar Pradesh (UP).

  • PM reviewed the development projects along with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

List of Development initiatives launched:

i.Banas Dairy Sankul: Foundation stone was laid for ‘Banas Dairy Sankul’ at UP State Industrial Development Authority Food Park, Karkhiyaon, Varanasi.  The dairy which was spread across 30 acres of land will be built at a cost of about Rs 475 crores and will have a facility for processing 5 lakh litres of milk per day.

  • The project will strengthen the rural economy and help the farmers of the region by creating new opportunities.
  • PM Modi digitally transferred about Rs 35 crore bonuses to the bank accounts of more than 1.7 lakh milk producers associated with Banas Dairy.

ii.Electricity generation plant: The foundation stone was laid by PM for the Biogas based Electricity generation plant for the Milk Producers Cooperative Union Plant, Ramnagar, Varanasi, UP.

iii.Portal and Logo Launch: PM Modi launched a portal and logo which was dedicated to the Conformity Assessment Scheme of milk products, developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) with the help of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).

  • The unified logo which is featuring both the BIS logo and the NDDB quality mark will simplify the certification process for the dairy sector and reassure the public about dairy product quality.
  • This is a novel and first of its kind certification scheme considering the perishable nature and short shelf-life of milk and milk products, as well as the extensive cold-chain involved in the production and supply of milk and milk products. This has brought ‘Product–Food Safety Management System–Process’ certification under one umbrella with a unified logo featuring the earlier respective logos BIS-ISI mark & NDDB-Quality Mark and Kamdhenu Cow.

iv.PM virtually distributed the rural residential rights record ‘Gharauni‘ under the Swamitva scheme of Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj, to over 20 Lakh residents of  UP.

v.Education Sector: PM inaugurated Union Education Ministry’s Inter University Centre for Teachers Education, built at a cost of around Rs 107 crore, and a teachers’ education centre at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, built at a cost of over Rs 7 crore.

vi.Urban Development Projects: 6 projects of the redevelopment of Old Kashi wards, a parking and surface park at Beniabag, beautification of 3 ponds, 1 sewage treatment plant at village Ramna and provisioning of advanced surveillance cameras at 720 locations under Smart City Mission.

vii.Health Sector: PM Modi laid the foundation of Government Homeopathic Medical College costs around Rs 49 crore in tehsil Pindra under the Ayush Mission.  He also inaugurated a 50-bed Integrated Ayush Hospital at Bhadrasi.

viii.Road Sector: PM laid the foundation stone of two ‘4 to 6 lane’ road widening projects for the Prayagraj and Bhadohi roads. The projects would improve the connectivity of Varanasi and solve the city’s traffic congestion.

ix.Tourism: PM inaugurated the 1st phase of the tourism development project related to the Shri Guru Ravidas Ji Temple, Seer Govardhan, Varanasi.

x.Other Projects: Speed Breeding Facility at International Rice Research Institute, South Asia Regional Centre Varanasi, a Regional Reference Standards Laboratory at village Payakpur and an Advocate building at Tehsil Pindra.

Note – PM also paid homage to former PM Chaudhary Charan Singh by attributing the day to Kisan Diwas. Recently, he visited Varanasi on December 13, 2021, to inaugurate the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor.

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