Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi and kickstart multiple development initiatives tomorrow. During his visit, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of ‘Banas Dairy Sankul’ at Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Authority Food Park at Karkhiyaon in Varanasi.
Spread across 30 acres of land, the Dairy will be built at a cost of about 475 crore rupees and will have a facility for processing five lakh liter of milk per day. This will strengthen the rural economy and help farmers of the region by creating new opportunities for them.
Mr. Modi will also transfer the bonus of about 35 crore rupees to the bank accounts of more than 1.7 lakh milk producers associated with Banas Dairy. He will also lay the foundation stone for the Bio-gas based Electricity generation plant for the Milk Producers Cooperative Union Plant at Ramnagar in Varanasi. It will be a key step towards making Milk Producers Cooperative Union Plant energy self-sufficient.
The Prime Minister will also launch a Portal and a logo dedicated to the Conformity Assessment Scheme of milk products, developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards with the help of National Dairy Development Board. To reduce the land ownership issues at grass root level, the Prime Minister will virtually distribute the rural residential rights record ‘Gharauni’ under the Swamitva scheme to over 20 Lakh residents of the state. Inauguration and foundation laying of 22 developmental projects worth over 870 crore rupees will also be done on the occasion.
The Prime Minister will inaugurate multiple urban development projects in Varanasi and projects in the education sector. These include the Union Education Ministry’s Inter-University Centre for Teachers Education, built at a cost of around 107 crore rupees and a Teachers Education Centre at Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies. Residential flats and staff quarters at BHU and ITI Karaundi will also be inaugurated.
A hostel for doctors, one for nurses and a shelter home amounting to 130 crore rupees at the Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister among other projects. PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of two 4 to 6 lane road widening projects for Prayagraj and Bhadohi roads, which will improve the connectivity of Varanasi.
To give fillip to tourism potential of the holy city, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Phase-1 of Tourism Development project related to Shri Guru Ravidas Ji Temple, Seer Govardhan, Varanasi.
Other projects being inaugurated by the Prime Minister include a Speed Breeding Facility at International Rice Research Institute, South Asia Regional Centre Varanasi, a Regional Reference Standards Laboratory at village Payakpur and an Advocate building at Tehsil Pindra.