PM Modi unveils series of development projects in Jammu

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the second leg of his visit to Jammu and Kashmir, unveiled a series of development projects to give a boost to infrastructure in Jammu.

PM Modi laid foundation stone of AIIMS at Vijaypur, Samba. He said that the setting up of AIIMS will provide quality healthcare to the people and address the shortfall of healthcare professionals in the region.

While inaugurating University Institute of Engineering & Technology, Kathua. Modi expressed his happiness that the youths from Jammu will benefit from the 10% EWS Quota. 

He also laid the foundation stone for the construction of Northern Regional Centre Campus of Indian Institute of Mass Communication at Jammu.

PM Modi laid foundation stone for 624 MW Kiru Hydroelectric project and 850 Megawatt Ratle Hydro Electric project in Kishtwar, Jammu. He said, “New power projects in region will provide employment to youth”. Modi also declared 100% electrification of households in the Jammu and Kashmir under SAUBHAGYA Scheme.

The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for construction of Transit accommodation for Kashmiri migrant employees in Kashmir valley. He announced that the work is afoot to employ displaced Kashmiris in 3000 posts.

PM also laid foundation stone of the project aimed at reducing pollution of Rivers Devika & Tawi under the National River Conservation Plan (NRCP).

PM told that 14000 bunkers have been built along the border for the safety of our soldiers. He added that while the previous Government tried to hoodwink OROP with a grant of Rs.500 Crore, we have allotted Rs.35000 Crore. Had former rulers been proactive Kartarpur Sahib would have been part of India, he added.

Another highlight of visit to Jammu was PM Modi laying the foundation stone of 1640 m span double lane bridge over River Chenab at Sajwal. It will provide an alternative route for the population of Sajwal and Indri Pattian which will reduce the commuting distance between the two.

During the event Modi said that Rs.40000 Crore has been sanctioned to improve the connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir.