PM takes a dig at the opposition in Champaran, announces schemes

The Prime Minister took a dig at the opposition and said that they were creating impediments in the government’s work. “The Government is now completing its every mission and resolution with the help from the public, but some people are not able to accept the change…….That is why, from the streets to the Parliament, they are creating hurdles in government’s work,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a gathering on the 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha. He announced a slew of schemes during his visit including:

  • Humsafar Express between Old Delhi and Katihar
  • Doubling the railway lines between Muzaffarpur and Sagauli, and Sagauli and Valmikinagar
  • Flagged off one of the most powerful rail engines with 12,000 horsepower. With this India joins the ranks of countries like Russia, China, Germany and Sweden. Till now the most powerful electric engine in India was of 6,000 HP.
  • Inaugurated Motijheel Project, Bettiah Nagar Parishad water supply scheme under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and announced four sewerage projects aimed at creating a sewage-treatment capacity of 60 million litres daily for Patna under Namami Gange.

At the event named ‘Satyagraha to Swachhagraha‘, the Prime Minister awarded ten Swachhagrahis, who performed outstandingly in their villages, and congratulated the people, for construction of more than 8,50,000 toilets in the state in the last one week. Swachhagrahis are the ‘foot soldiers’ and motivators to implement the Community Approaches to Sanitation (CAS) at the village level.


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