PM to commence two-day visit to Gujarat tomorrow

ANI | Updated: Oct 06, 2017 22:40 IST

New Delhi [India], October 6 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commence a two-day visit to Gujarat tomorrow.

Prime Minister Modi will visit the Dwarkadheesh Temple on October 7 morning.

At Dwarka, he will lay the foundation stone of a bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka and other road development projects. He will also address a public meeting.

The prime minister will then visit Chotila, in Surendranagar district. He will lay the foundation stone for a greenfield airport at Rajkot, six-laning of Ahmedabad-Rajkot National Highway and four-laning of Rajkot-Morbi State Highway.

Prime Minister Modi will also dedicate a fully automatic milk processing and packaging plant and a drinking water distribution pipeline for the Joravarnagar and the Ratanpur areas of Surendranagar.

The prime minister will then proceed to Gandhinagar. He will dedicate the newly constructed building of IIT Gandhinagar and launch the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA).

The PMGDISHA is aimed at imparting digital literacy to citizens in rural areas. It will provide access to information, knowledge, education, and healthcare. It will create avenues for livelihood generation, and financial inclusion through digital payments. There also, he will address a public meeting.

On October 8, the prime minister will arrive in Vadnagar. This will be Narendra Modi's first visit to the town, since assuming the office of Prime Minister.

He will visit the Hatkeshwar Temple. At a public meeting, the prime minister will launch 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 will distribute e-tablets to health workers to mark the launch of ImTeCHO.

The ImTeCHO is an innovative mobile phone application to improve performance of ASHAs through better supervision, support and motivation for increasing coverage of proven maternal, newborn and child health interventions among resource-poor settings in India.

The ImTeCHO stands for "Innovative mobile-phone Technology for Community Health Operations". "TeCHO" in Gujarati means "support"; therefore, "ImTeCHO" means "I am support."

The same afternoon, the prime minister will arrive at Bharuch. He will lay the foundation stone for Bhadbhut Barrage, to be built over the Narmada River. He will flag off the Antyodaya Express between Udhna (Surat, Gujarat), and Jaynagar (Bihar).

He will unveil plaques to mark the laying of foundation stone, and inauguration of various plants of Gujarat Narmada Fertiliser Corporation.

The prime minister will return to Delhi on the evening of October 8. (ANI)

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