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PM Modi to inaugurate AIIMS, mega neem-coated urea plant & ICMR centre in Gorakhpur today

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate three mega projects in Gorakhpur today which include an AIIMS building, a big fertiliser plant and an ICMR research centre as part of the big push to development in eastern Uttar Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate three mega projects in Gorakhpur today which include an AIIMS building, a big fertiliser plant and an ICMR research centre as part of the big push to development in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

The three ambitious projects have been set up with an investment of over Rs 9,600 crore and have been completed ahead of the UP assembly elections scheduled for early next year. 

The Hindustan Urvarak Rasayan Limited (HURL) fertiliser plant which has been set up with an investment of Rs 8,603 crore will produce 12.7 lakh metric tons of neem-coated urea every year. The project will create 20,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities for youths and bring prosperity to farmers of the region, senior officials said.

The Gorakhpur AIIMS, built with an outlay of Rs 1,011 crore, will benefit not only the people of eastern UP but also a large population of neighbouring Bihar, Jharkhand and Nepal with its world-class health facilities, they added.

The regional medical research centre which has been set up at cost of Rs 36 crore will facilitate the test and research of vector-borne diseases, officials said. It is equipped with a high-tech laboratory that will decrease the dependence of the area on big cities for tests related to vector-borne diseases.

Electric buses too will be flagged off to start operations in Gorakhpur.

UP Chief Minister Adityanath reached Gorakhpur on Monday evening to oversee the preparations for PM Modi's visit.

During the inspection of the fertilizer plant, the chief minister said PM Modi's regime has been a game-changer for the development of Uttar Pradesh and, accordingly, the inauguration of the plant and the AIIMS should be held in an equally grand style.

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