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Narendra Modi's 2-day Gujarat visit: PM in Sabarmati to inaugurate water project, will visit Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar

Starting a two-day visit to his home-state Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Ahmedabad on Thursday to attend several meetings and programmes. The prime minister will attend a textile summit and a roadshow. Modi is slated to visit Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Modasa and Gandhinagar.

Modi kick-started his tour with a trip to Sabarmati Ashram. TV visuals showed Modi going around the ashram observing Gandhi's belongings and paying homage to Shrimad Rajchandraji, who was Mahatma Gandhi's guru. Modi will attend an event on the occasion of Shrimad Rajchandraji's 150th birth anniversary to be held at the ashram. 


Modi's will also inaugurate the Sauni irrigation project in Saurashtra. This undertaking will seek to resolve problems of water shortage in the Saurashtra region with the help of the Narmada project, which was undertaken during Modi's reign as the Gujarat chief minister, a report in The Economic Times said.

The project will also seek to resolve water problems in and around Surendrananagar. “Saurashtra region is known for it's periodic drought. The rivers are of very short length. Irregular rainfall adds to uncertainty of water availability,” an official was quoted as saying in the report.

On Friday morning, there will also be a programme on dedicated water supply schemes based in Vatrak, Mazum and Meswo Dams at Modasa in Aravalli district in north Gujarat which will be attended by the prime minister.


The prime minister will then travel to Rajkot to distribute aids and devices worth Rs 35-crore to over 18,000 differently-abled (divyang) people at a function at the Race Course ground, a PTI report said. Gujarat Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja said that this will be the country’s biggest camp in terms of the number of beneficiaries.

After that event, Modi travels to Aaji dam on the outskirts of Rajkot city. This program aims at solving the water crisis across the nation.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 28, 2017

On Friday, he will also inaugurate the Textiles India 2017 Summit. "Government of India is undertaking several initiatives to support the textiles sector, which is a source of employment for several Indians," the prime minister said in a tweet.

"On 30th evening, I shall inaugurate the integrated sports & entertainment 'Arena Project'," Mr Modi added on Twitter.

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Updated Date: Jun 29, 2017 12:51:58 IST

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