1. Varanasi: Narendra Modi to visit his Lok Sabha constituency on Sunday

Varanasi: Narendra Modi to visit his Lok Sabha constituency on Sunday

The Prime Minister will arrive at the Babatpur airport from New Delhi by a special aircraft and will leave by helicopter for Ballia in eastern Uttar Pradesh to launch the Pradhanmantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).

By: | Varanasi | Updated: April 30, 2016 5:55 PM
modi-reu-L From Ballia, the Prime Minister will fly back to Varanasi where will preside over a function to distribute 1000 e-rickshaws to beneficiaries at Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) ground. (Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi tomorrow where he will launch solar-powered boats for plying on river Ganga apart from distributing 1,000 e-rickshaws.

The Prime Minister will arrive at the Babatpur airport from New Delhi by a special aircraft and will leave by helicopter for Ballia in eastern Uttar Pradesh to launch the Pradhanmantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).

The PMUY scheme aims to provide free LPG connections to about five crore families living below poverty line across the country.

From Ballia, the Prime Minister will fly back to Varanasi where will preside over a function to distribute 1000 e-rickshaws to beneficiaries at Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) ground.

Modi will then visit “Jnana Pravaha”, a centre of cultural studies and research, in Samne Ghat area. The centre was founded in 1997 by city-borne philanthropist Bimla Poddar, who was conferred with Padma Shri last year.

The Jnana Pravaha boasts of a museum with rare artefacts belonging to ancient and medieval ages, a library equipped with rare books and manuscripts and a handicraft atelier where artisans churn out exquisite specimens of brass, copper and Ashtadhatu (alloy comprising eight metals).

The Prime Minister will thereafter head to the Assi Ghat on river Ganga, where he will launch 11 solar-powered “e-boats”.

Widespread use of motorboats, mostly powered by diesel, has been a cause of concern in view of the alarming pollution level in the holy river. The introduction of “e-boats” is being seen as a remedial measure.

This will be the Prime Minister’s third tour of his parliamentary constituency since January this year.

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    Abhishek chandra
    Apr 30, 2016 at 2:38 pm
    Wre should be proud of our present prime minister
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    1. Mallikarjun Iyyer
      Apr 30, 2016 at 10:19 am
      Wonderful! it thrills my prayer has been answered, especially solar powered eboat. Now my demand is we develop a heritage circuit in the lines of heritage circuit in various cities around the world where nothing would changed or rebuilt. Also i am sure you would by now have had changed the khadi emporium status near i ghat which find no mention in the news report. Only if my pocket would allow, I will be once again be visiting varanasi this year in july once again to see the new developments. I also want your enviroment and river authorities to study the perspective of keeping 20% water flow in rivers which could recharge ground water and also keep the flora/fauna of these rivers alive. Actually what happens is that ground water recharge is a geo-scientific process where in if there is no flow water the aquifers get blocked and can also become supplementary factor in case of floods (thought this aspect is not much disucssed in the scientific community a bairagi (religious beggar) told with a lot of logical explanation. Last year I walked 2 kms through the bed of cauvery near trichy and was aghast to find many dead fishes and also found unscientific sand mining in the bed of the river. plastic bags and soap should be banned on river sites. and all such things could be seized after warning period of 3 months with declaration in the media, etc. There are 2 wonderful songs sung on Ganga of lyrics written by 18th century Saint sadaashivaa Bramhendra (nerur, trichy)(Tunga Tarange gange rendered which makes a very beautifil feel) which you should especially hear. Another lyric is Jaalandhara Ashrayamyaham ... both these songs are on appreciating Maa ganga.
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