New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated three projects, including ‘Kisan Suryodaya Yojana’ for the farmers in Gujarat through video conferencing.
During the virtual inauguration, PM Modi launched Kisan Suryodaya Yojana, to provide day-time power supply for irrigation to farmers.
Under this scheme, farmers will be able to avail power supply from 5 am to 9 pm. The state government has allocated a budget of Rs 3,500 crores for installing transmission infrastructure under this scheme by 2023.
In addition to this, Prime Minister said, “I would like to congratulate the Gujarat government that this work is being done by preparing a completely new capacity of transmission, without affecting other systems.”
“Under this scheme, laying of about three and a half thousand circuit kilometers of new transmission lines will be done in the next 2-3 years,” he said adding that the scheme will also be implemented in more than a thousand villages in the coming days. More of these villages are in tribal dominated areas.
Apart from this, PM Modi also inaugurated a Paediatric Heart Hospital attached with the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre in Gujarat.
The institute is undergoing expansion at the cost of Rs 470 crores. After the completion of the expansion project, the number of beds will increase from 450 to 1,251.
It will also become the biggest single super speciality cardiac teaching institute in the country and one of the biggest single super speciality cardiac hospitals in the world.
Furthermore, the Prime Minister inaugurated Asia’s longest temple ropeway on mount Girnar. The 2,320 metre-long ropeway has a capacity to carry 1,000 passengers per hour. The project will initially have 25-30 cabins, with a capacity of 8 people per cabin.
It will cover a distance of 2.3 km in just 7.5 minutes through the ropeway. Moreover, the ropeway will also provide a scenic view of the lush green beauty surrounding the Girnar mountain.
After inaugurating the ropeway at Girnar, the Prime Minister said more and more devotees and tourists will now visit the destination.
“The rope-way started today is the fourth ropeway of Gujarat. To see Ambaji in Banaskantha, three more ropes in Pavagadh, Satpura – they are already working,” he added.
PM Modi further said, “Today Gujarat has got Suryodaya Yojana for its farmers, Girnar ropeway and a modern cardio hospital. In a way, they are symbols of power, devotion and health of Gujarat. I congratulate the people of Gujarat for all this.”
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and other ministers, officials joined the inauguration event through video conferencing.