PM dedicates to nation development projects in Gorakhpur, UP, including AIIMS and fertilizer plant
Gorakhpur, December 7, 2021
Dedicating to the nation various development projects in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, including an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and a fertilizer plant, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the speed of implementation of such works is doubled when there is a "double-engine" government at the Centre and in the state.
Among other projects, he also inaugurated the new building of the Regional Medical Research Centre of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) here.
Modi recalled laying the foundation stone for AIIMS and the fertilizer plant five years ago and said that their inauguration today underlined the working inaugurating both today, underlining the working style of the government of finishing projects once they are undertaken.
He said that when work is done with a good intention, then even disasters cannot become a hindrance.
"When there is a government that cares about the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged, it also works hard and shows results by bringing them along. Today's event is proof that when the new India is determined, nothing is impossible," he said.
The Prime Minister said that, in a three-pronged approach, the Government stopped the misuse of urea by introducing 100% neem coating of urea. He said soil health cards have been 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 the production.
He said that, with the completion of 5 fertilizer plants in different part of the country, 60 lakh tonnes of urea would be available in the country.
Modi appreciated the Government of Uttar Pradesh for the "unprecedented work" done for the sugarcane farmers in the recent years. He lauded the Government for increasing the remunerative price for sugarcane farmers recently up to Rs 300 and for paying almost as much as the previous governments paid to sugarcane farmers in the past 10 years.
The Prime Minister said that, 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. He said work is going on across the country to build 16 new AIIMS in the last seven years.
He said the goal of his Government is that every district in the country must have at least one medical college.
He said everyone knew the importance of the fertilizer plant in Gorakhpur for the farmers of the 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 instead of providing land for the construction of AIIMS in Gorakhpur.
The Prime Minister noted that there was a drastic reduction in the cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the area and growth of the medical Infrastructure in the area. “With AIIMS and ICMR Centre, the fight against JE will gain new strength,” he said.
Modi 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.
He said that the government has opened government godowns for the poor and the UP Chief Minister is busy delivering food to every household. He added that about 15 crore people of UP are getting its benefit. Recently, the PM GaribKalyan Anna Yojanahas been extended beyond Holi. Earlier governments had defamed the name of UP by giving protection to criminals. Today the mafia is in jail and investors are investing freely in UP.
"That's the double development of the double engine. That's why UP has faith in a double engine government," he added.