PM to launch several projects in Maharashtra on Saturday

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Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive on a day-long visit to Yavatmal and Dhule in Maharashtra on Saturday, an official announcement said here on Friday.

At Yavatmal, he will dedicate the Eklavya Model Residential School, Nanded by pressing a remote button. It has a capacity for 420 tribal students with state-of-the-art facilities, with the aim to improve the quality of education and avenues for overall growth.

Later, he will hand over the keys to select beneficiaries of the e-Gruh Pravesh of homes constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

Modi will also flag off the overnight Ajni (Nagpur)-Pune train through a video link and lay the foundation stone of roads under the Central Road Fund for the region.

The PM will distribute certificates or cheques under the Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Mission to women self help groups.

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Later, at Dhule, Modi will inaugurate the Lower Panazara Medium Project under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana with a total water storage capacity of 109.31 mcum and irrigation potential for 7,585 hectares in 21 villages of the district.

Next, he will lay the foundation stone for the Sulwade Jamphal Kanoli Lift Irrigation Scheme which envisages lifting 9.24 TMC of flood water from the Tapi river – flowing through Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and finally Gujarat – in 124 monsoon days which would help irrigate 33,367 hectares of land in 100 villages.

He is scheduled to lay the foundation stone for the Dhule City Water Supply Scheme under AMRUT which will ensure water availability and boost industrial and commercial growth here.

Modi will flag off the overnight Bhusaval-Bandra Khandesh Express by video link, and lay the foundation stone for the Dhule-Nardana railway line, Jalgaon-Manmad third line and inaugurate the Jalgaon-Udhna Doubling and Electrification rail project.

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–IANS

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