Bharuch, October 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of many projects that will bring a massive development in Gujarat along with employment and economy. Notably, PM Modi laid the foundation stone of Bhadbhut Barrage over the river Narmada and inaugurated of various plants of Gujarat Narmada Fertilizer Corporation Ltd. He also flagged off the Antyodaya Express between Udhna (Surat, Gujarat) and Jaynagar (Bihar).
While addressing the public meeting, the Prime Minister said that the Antyodaya Express is a commendable initiative, which connects people and particularly helps those who are from Uttar Pradesh or Bihar, and work far from their home.
PM Modi further said the train will make it easier for people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to go home for Chhath Puja. Neem coating of urea helped farmers and stopped corruption as well as theft, the Prime Minister added.
PM Modi said that Gujarat's strides in animal husbandry have helped farmers. PM Modi also noted that he had asked the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, to send a team to Gujarat and study the Pashu Arogya Melas. He added that a similar Mela had been organized recently in Varanasi, which the Prime Minister had an opportunity to visit.
Earlier, in the day, PM Modi also visited his hometown, Vadnagar, for the first time since assuming the office of Prime Minister. He offered prayers at the Hatkeshwar Temple. He also stopped briefly at the school in which he had studied as a child. At a public meeting, the Prime Minister launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush, to accelerate progress towards the goal of full immunization coverage. It will provide greater focus on urban areas and other pockets of low immunization coverage.
The Prime Minister also distributed e-tablets to health workers to mark the launch of ImTeCHO - an innovative mobile phone application to improve the performance of ASHAs. He also launched some development works. On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a bridge between Okha and Bet Dwarka on NH51 which will be built at a cost of Rs 962.42 crore.