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Hazaribagh ( Jharkhand) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Hazaribagh in Jharkhand on February 17,2019, and unveiled several development projects for Jharkhand. Governor of Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu, Union Minister  Jayant Sinha, and CM of Jharkhand Raghuvar Das was also present among other dignitaries.

Addressing the gathering, the PM said, “I pay homage to Shri Vijay Soreng, the braveson of Jharkhand who laid his life for the nation. At every step we will have to take care of the families of martyrs.” 

The PM inaugurated the Medical Colleges at Hazaribagh, Dumka and Palamu. The foundation stone of these colleges were laid by the PM in 2017. The new Medical colleges have been built at a cost of Rs 885 crore. Each college campus is made disabled friendly. The modern medical facilities will benefit 1.5 crore people of 11 districts of Jharkhand. The PM said, “ It is this land of Jharkhand that witnessed the launch of Ayushman Bharat Yojana that has benefitted lakhs of people across India including thousands from Jharkhand. And constant efforts are being made to improve the health infrastructure of the state.” He laid the foundation of four 500-bed hospitals at Hazaribagh, Dumka, Palamu and Jamshedpur.

PM Modi said that health and safe drinking water are inseperable. And the water projects unveiled in Jharkhand will ensure good health of its people. He inaugurated four Rural Water Supply Schemes in Ramgarh and Hazaribagh districts and laid the foundation of an additional six Rural Water Supply Schemes in these two districts. He also laid the foundation stone of  water supply schemes in areas inhabited by particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups and Urban Water Supply Scheme in Hazaribagh. At a cost of Rs 500 crore, this project will supply safe drinking water to 56,000 households of Hazaribagh.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Sahibganj Sewerage Treatment Plant and Madhusudan Ghat under the Namami Gange initiative.

He also distributed cheques to select beneficiaries to mark the launch of DBT scheme for farmers to purchase mobile phones under e-NAM. The PM said, “The scheme will benefit 27 lakh farmers. With the help of a smartphone they would not only get weather information but information of crop prices, government schemes and new methods of farming.”

The PM e-inaugurated the only Women Engineering College at Ramgarh. He said that it is first such college in Eastern India and only third in entire India where only women will study engineering.  Foundation of the Centre for Tribal Studies, Acharya Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh, was also laid by the PM. He said that the institute will help in garnering and spreading the knowledge on tribal ways and culture. The PM said that sabka saath sabka vikas entails empowerment of all sections of the society including poor, women, youth and tribals.

The Prime Minister distributed packed milk to select school-children to mark the launch of Kanha Milk Scheme for students in government schools. The students will get 200 ml of milk everyday which will help in fighting malnourishment. The PM reiterated that his government is making efforts to preserve and promote the memories of tribal heroes of the freedom struggle in museums and memorials. The Birsa Munda Museum of Jharkhand is one such example, he said, according to a PIB release.

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