PM Modi inaugurates 23 projects in Uttarakhand

PM Modi inaugurates 23 projects in Uttarakhand

Team Ambitiousbaba and AB are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is “PM Modi inaugurates 23 projects in Uttarakhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Haldwani, Uttarakhand tomorrow i.e. 30 December, 2021. He will lay the foundation stone of 23 projects which have worth over ₹17500 crore.

23 projects have diversified in many sectors/area in the state which includes irrigation, road, housing, health infrastructure, industry, sanitation, drinking water supply etc.

Next year in 2022 elections for the state assembly will be held in Uttarakhand.

Major projects and its importance:

The inauguration event will take 6 projects including multiple road extension projects, a hydropower project in Pithoragarh and projects to improve sewerage network in Nainital. The cost of the projects are more than ₹3400 crore.

The inauguration of the Lakhwar Multipurpose Project to be built at the cost of about ₹5750 crore which has national importance will include irrigation of about 34,000 hectare additional land. It will generate 300 MW hydro powers and provide drinking water to the 6 states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.

The foundation stone of multiple road sector projects worth about ₹8700 crore which will enhance the region connectivity of Garhwal, Kumaon and Terai region and also the connectivity between Uttarakhand and Nepal. These improvements will also giving advantage to industrial areas in Rudrapur and Lalkuan besides improving the accessibility of Jim Corbett National Park.

The road widening and improvement projects under which the strategic Tanakpur-Pithoragarh road will get all-weather connectivity that will ease the unhampered movement of the army to the border areas and improved connectivity for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

Foundation stone of AIIMS Rishikesh and Jagjivan Ram Government Medical College at Pithoragarh.

He will flag the construction of about 2400 homes for the economically weaker section in the cities of Sitarganj and Kashipur in Udham Singh Nagar district.

Prime Minister is going to dedicate the 5 MegaWatt capacity Suringad-II hydroelectric project which has been constructed by Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam (UJVN) Limited at Munsyari in Pithoragarh at a cost of about ₹50 crore to the nation.

About Uttarakhand:

Capital: Dehradun (winter), Gairsain (summer)
Chief Minister: Pushkar Singh Dhami
Governor: Gurmit Singh

Question & Answer:

Q1. Who will lay the foundation stone of record 23 projects in Uttarakhand?
Ans. PM Narendra Modi

Q2. How much worth of these 23 projects of Uttarakhand?
Ans. Rs.17, 500 crore

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