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PM Modi inaugurates development projects worth over Rs 6,400 crore in Kashmir

The projects include holistic agriculture development programme worth about Rs 5,000 crore and multiple projects related to the tourism sector

PM Modi inaugurates development projects worth over Rs 6,400 crore in Kashmir

PM Narendra Modi addresses a gathering in Srinagar. ANI



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Srinagar, March 7

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dedicated to the nation multiple development projects worth more than Rs 6,400 crore at the 'Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir' programme here during his first visit to the Kashmir Valley after the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019.

The projects included holistic agriculture development programme worth about Rs 5,000 crore and multiple projects related to the tourism sector worth more than Rs 1,400 crore under 'Swadesh Darshan' and 'PRASHAD' scheme including the project for 'Integrated Development of Hazratbal Shrine', Srinagar, officials said.

The prime minister also launched the 'Dekho Apna Desh People's Choice Tourist Destination Poll' and 'Chalo India Global Diaspora Campaign', and announced tourist destinations selected under Challenge Based Destination Development (CBDD) Scheme, they said.

He also distributed appointment orders to about 1,000 new government recruits of Jammu and Kashmir and interacted with the beneficiaries of various government schemes, including women achievers, lakhpati didis, farmers, entrepreneurs, etc.

The prime minister mentioned schemes for the welfare of the poor that could not be availed by the deprived.

Highlighting the change of fortunes, he said schemes for the entire nation have been launched on Thursday from here and Jammu and Kashmir is leading the way for tourism in the country.

Therefore, the prime minister said, people from more than 50 places in India have joined the occasion.

He touched upon the six projects that were dedicated to the nation under 'Swadesh Darshan' scheme as well as the initiation of its next phase.

Modi said that around 30 projects have been launched for various cities in the country including Srinagar while three projects have been inaugurated and 14 others launched under PRASHAD scheme.

He stated the development works being carried out in the holy Hazratbal Dargah for the convenience of the people have also been completed. 

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