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Mar 13, 2018
8:56AM

PM Modi launches number of schemes for poor in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a number of schemes for the poor in Varanasi on Monday and emphasised on harnessing solar energy for cooking. 

After inaugurating a 101-megawatt solar power plant in Mirzapur along with French President Emmanuel Macron, Mr Modi laid the foundation stone of various development projects worth over Rs. 800 crore in Varanasi. 

He also flagged off a new train - Kanshi-Patna Jan Shatabdi Express - between Varanasi and Patna.

The Prime Minister also announced Ayushman Bharat scheme to ensure better healthcare facilities for the poor. 

Addressing a public meeting at the DLW Grounds, Mr Modi said, the scheme would go a long way in helping the downtrodden foot hospital bills.
Mr Modi also launched Pradhan Mantri Poshan Mission Yojana to ensure nutrition to children, especially girls.

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