Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched three new projects in Gujarat on Saturday which includes the Kisan Suryodaya Yojana. Modi will also be inaugurating the Paediatric Heart Hospital in collaboration with UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre in Ahmedabad, a mobile application for telecardiology which will be based in Ahmedabad Civil Hospital, and a ropeway in the vicinity of Mount Girnar in the Junagadh district.
The agri scheme, announced by chief minister Vijay Rupani, avails power supply to the farmers from 5 am to 9 pm for the purpose of irrigation, for which a budget of Rs. 3,500 crores has been estimated for the installation charges. In his address on the launch, PM termed the Suryodaya Yojana as “new dawn” saying further, “I would like to congratulate the Gujarat government that this work is being done by preparing a completely new capacity of transmission, without affecting the other systems.”
An official statement from the Prime Minister’s Office stated the UN Mehta Institute will develop into India’s biggest hospital for cardiology and will ambitiously be biggest single super-speciality cardiac teaching institute in country and one of the biggest individual-super speciality hospital for cardiac care in the world.
The third project, ropeway at Girnar, will commence with a small count of 25-30 cabins with individual capacity of 8 per cabin, and traverse a distance of 2.3 kms within 7.5 minutes. Regarding the launch of Girnar ropeway, Modi tweeted on Friday, “Boosting the tourism potential of Gujarat! A Ropeway at Girnar would also be among the projects launched tomorrow. Thanks to the ropeway, tourists can get a spectacular view of the area surrounding the Girnar mountain.”
In his address, Modi praised the work in the healthcare sector in Gujarat. He said, “In the last two decades, Gujarat has done unprecedented work in the field of health. Be it is a network of modern hospitals or medical colleges, a lot of work has been done in order to connect every village with better facilities.”