New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation various development projects in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. He congratulated the people of UP for the inauguration of the AIIMS and fertilizer plant and for the new building of the Regional Medical Research Center of ICMR in Gorakhpur. He recalled laying the foundation stone for AIIMS and fertilizer plant, five years ago and inaugurating both today, underlining the working style of the government of finishing projects once undertaken.
PM Modi said, in a three-pronged approach, the government stopped the misuse of urea by introducing 100 percent neem coating of urea. He said soil health cards are given to crores of farmers so that they can decide what kind of fertilizer is needed for their farm. He said the government laid emphasis on increasing the production of urea. Closed fertilizer plants were also forced to reopen to increase production. The Prime Minister informed that with the completion of five fertilizer plants in different parts of the country, 60 lakh tonnes of urea will be available in the country.
The PM said after independence till the beginning of this century, there was only one AIIMS in the country. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had approved six more AIIMS. The Prime Minister said work is going on across the country to build 16 new AIIMS in the last seven years. He announced the goal of his government is that every district in the country must have at least one medical college.
PM Modi said everyone knew the importance of the fertilizer plant in Gorakhpur for the farmers of this region and also for providing employment. He said that in spite of the importance of the plant, the earlier governments did not show any interest in reopening it. Everyone knew that the demand for AIIMS in Gorakhpur was being raised for years. But those who were running the government before 2017 made all kinds of excuses for providing land for the construction of AIIMS in Gorakhpur. The Prime Minister noted the drastic reduction in the cases of Japanese Encephalitis in the area and the growth of the medical infrastructure in the area. “With AIIMS and ICMR Centre, the fight against JE will gain new strength”, he said.
The Prime Minister criticized the politics of display of authority, power politics, scams and mafia that brought misery to the people of the state in the past. He appealed to people to be vigilant against such forces.
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