PM to inaugurate projects worth Rs 10,800 crore in Karnataka, lay foundation stones

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According to an official release, the Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development projects related to irrigation, drinking water and National Highway Development Project at Kodekal in Yadgir district at around 12 noon.

Bangalore. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Karnataka’s Yadgir and Kalaburagi districts on Thursday during which he will inaugurate and lay foundation stones of various schemes worth over Rs 10,800 crore. This will be Modi’s second such visit to Karnataka this month. Earlier, he had come to Hubballi to inaugurate the National Youth Festival and also did a road show during this. According to an official release, the Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development projects related to irrigation, drinking water and National Highway Development Project at Kodekal in Yadgir district at around 12 noon.

The Prime Minister will then reach Malkhed in Kalaburagi district at around 2.15 pm, where he will distribute ownership rights (Hakku Patra) to the eligible beneficiaries of the recently declared revenue villages and also lay the foundation stone of a National Highway project. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is gearing up for the May assembly elections in Karnataka and has set a target of winning at least 150 seats out of a total of 224. In such a situation, this visit of the Prime Minister is important. Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Yadgir Multi-Village Drinking Water Supply Scheme under the Jal Jeevan Mission in line with his vision to provide clean and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections to all households. Under this scheme, a water treatment plant of 117 MLD will be built. The project, costing around Rs 2,050 crore, will provide potable water to about 2.3 lakh households in over 700 rural habitations and three towns in Yadgir district.

During the event, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Narayanpur Left Bank Canal-Extension Renovation and Modernization Project (NLBC-ERM). The project, with a canal carrying capacity of 10,000 cusecs, can irrigate 4.5 lakh hectares of command area and will benefit more than three lakh farmers in 560 villages of Kalaburagi, Yadgir and Vijaipur districts. The total cost of the project is around Rs 4,700 crore. The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of 65.5 km stretch of National Highway-150C. This six-lane greenfield road project is a part of the Surat-Chennai Expressway. It is costing about Rs 2,000 crore to make it. Around 1,475 unregistered habitations have been declared as new revenue villages in Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Raichur, Bidar and Vijayapura districts, the release said. The Prime Minister will distribute ownership rights letters (Hakku Patra) to the eligible beneficiaries of these newly declared revenue villages at Malkhed village in Sedam taluka in Kalaburagi district.

Ownership rights letters will be issued to more than fifty thousand beneficiaries.A large number of these people belong to marginalized and vulnerable communities such as Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. Giving title deeds to these beneficiaries is a step towards formal recognition of their land from the government, which will make them eligible to receive government services like drinking water, electricity, roads, etc. During this program, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of 71 km long section of NH-150C. This six-lane greenfield road project is also a part of the Surat-Chennai Expressway. It is being built at a cost of over Rs 2,100 crore. The Surat-Chennai Expressway will pass through six states – Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It will reduce the existing route from 1,600 km to 1,270 km. Modi will leave for Mumbai after Karnataka tour.

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