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PM Modi to flag off work on Rs 14,000 crore worth projects in Uttarakhand

PM Modi will lay foundation stone for 17 projects worth over ₹14,100 crore.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Haldwani in Uttarakhand on December 30 to lay the foundation stone of 17 projects in the state worth over Rs 14,100 crore, according to information provided by the Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday.

These projects cover a wide array of sectors across the state including irrigation, road, housing, health infrastructure, industry, sanitation and supply of drinking water.

The programme will also witness the inauguration of 6 projects including multiple road widening projects, a hydropower project in Pithoragarh and projects to improve the sewerage network in Nainital. The cumulative cost of the projects being inaugurated is over Rs 3,400 crore, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office.

The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Lakhwar Multipurpose Project to be built at the cost of about Rs 5750 crore. This project was first conceived in 1976 and was lying pending for many years.

This project will enable irrigation of about 34,000 hectares of additional land, produce 300 MW hydropower and supply drinking water to the six states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Work will be flagged off on several road widening projects which will not only improve the connectivity of the remote areas but will also give a fillip to tourism, industrial and commercial activities in the region.

The road projects will improve the connectivity of the Garhwal, Kumaon and Terai regions and also the connectivity between Uttarakhand and Nepal. Improved connectivity will also benefit industrial areas in Rudrapur and Lalkuan besides improving the accessibility of Jim Corbett National Park.

Foundation stones of multiple road projects across the state under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna would also be laid by the Prime Minister.

The strategic Tanakpur-Pithoragarh road will now have all-weather connectivity that will facilitate the unhindered movement of the army to the border areas and improve connectivity for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of AIIMS Rishikesh satellite centre in Udham Singh Nagar district and Jagjivan Ram Government Medical College at Pithoragarh.

Further, to ensure a regular supply of quality water in the urban areas of Haridwar and Nainital, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of water supply schemes for these two cities.

In line with the Prime Minister's vision to create new avenues for tapping the inherent potential of a region, the foundation stone of a 41 acre Aroma Park at Kashipur and a 40-acre Plastic Industrial Park at Sitarganj will be laid. Prime Minister Modi will also inaugurate two sewage treatment plants of 7 MLD and 1.5 MLD capacity constructed at the cost of about 50 crores at Ramnagar in Nainital district.