PM Modi participates in 'Gujarat Gaurav Abhiyan' at Vadodara

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of various development projects worth 21,000 crore rupees digitally at Vadodara in Gujarat on 18 June. 

  • This includes a series of railway projects worth over Rs 16,000 crore.

  • Different developmental projects

  • The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation the 357-km New Palanpur-Madar section of the Dedicated Freight Corridor, gauge conversion of the 166-km Ahmedabad-Botad section and electrification of the 81-km Palanpur-Mitha section.

  • He also laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Surat, Udhna, Somnath and Sabarmati stations along with some other initiatives in the railway sector.

  • These projects will help reduce logistics costs in the region and give a boost to the industry and agriculture sector.

  • He also laid the foundation stone of Gujarat Central University at Kundela village in Dabhoi taluka near Vadodara.

  • He also launched Mukhyamantri Matrushakti Yojana and Poshan Sudha Yojna to further improve maternal and child health in the state.

  • Mukhyamantri Matrushakti Yojana and Poshan Sudha Yojana

  • Under “Mukhyamantri Matrushakti Yojana”, pregnant and lactating mothers will be given 2 kg gram, 1 kg tur dal and 1 kg edible oil free of cost every month from Anganwadi centers in Gujarat. 

  • Poshan Sudha Yojana is presently being extended to all tribal beneficiaries in the State. 

  • The scheme provides nutritious food once a day to pregnant and lactating women.

  • Objectives of the schemes

  • Helping during the first 1,000 days of a child's life, which is the period from pregnancy to the age of two.

  • To reduce the number of low birth weight newborns as well as improve infant mortality and maternal mortality.

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