PM Modi said ‘Thank you’ to CM Dhami, smiled at this gift from Uttarakhand…
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Delhi on Saturday after a two-day visit to Uttarakhand. CM Pushkar Singh Dhami presented the famous Bal Mithai of Almora, and a cap fitted with Brahmakamal to PM Modi. PM Modi also thanked CM Dhami.
Preparations to bring back glory to the mountains with ‘Parvatmala’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that connectivity will be improved in the mountains under the Parvatmala scheme and goods will be transported through drones. Attacking the opposition, Prime Minister Modi said that the country has been gripped by the slavery mentality in such a way that every act of progress feels like a crime to some people. He said that the shrines are like a beam and life force for us.
Addressing a public meeting in Mana, the last village on the China border, on Friday, the Prime Minister said that on the completion of 75 years of the country’s independence, I had given a call from the Red Fort to completely get rid of the mentality of slavery. Why did I have to say this after so many years of independence? What was the need to say that? This is because our country is so gripped by the slavery mentality that every act of progress feels like a crime to some people.
He said that the work of progress was being weighed on the scales of slavery, so for a long time a feeling of hatred was created about the development of their places of faith. These people do not get tired of praising the places related to the culture of foreign countries, but they look down upon such works in India. Modi said that everyone knows what happened in the construction of Somnath temple after independence. Everyone knows what was the stand regarding the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Such a mentality of slavery kept our shrines and places of faith neglected. Governments were such that they did not do any work. This was injustice to these shrines. The sentiments of millions of people were insulted. They could never understand the importance of our centers of faith. Countless centers including Kashi, Ujjain and Ayodhya are regaining their glory. Kedarnath, Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib have been decorated.
Range after Sagarmala: Modi said, first we strengthened the connectivity of the border with Bharatmala and the coastal areas from Sagarmala. Now connectivity will improve from mountain to mountain. He said that a huge network of ropeways is going to be built in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. This will increase the activity in the hill villages.
Previous governments ignored the mountain: PM accused the old governments of ignoring the development of the hilly areas of the country. He said that the earlier governments used the power of the mountain against them. Now the development of mountain and border areas is in the special priority of the central government. The development of the mountain is being ensured.
Laying the foundation stone for development works: Modi also laid the foundation stone of Kedarnath and Hemkund Sahib ropeways as well as double lane roads from Mana to Mana Pass and Joshimath to Malari. The 9.7 km long ropeway will connect Gaurikund to Kedarnath. With this, the time taken at present from six to seven hours will be reduced to about 30 minutes. At the same time, a 12.4 km long ropeway for Hemkund Sahib will be made from Govindghat. This ropeway will also connect Ghangaria.
Beyond Sagarmala and Bharatmala…
Seven years ago the government started the Sagarmala project to develop the infrastructure of ports in the country. After this, the Bharatmala project gained momentum to strengthen the network of roads, highways. Now there is a preparation to improve connectivity and ease of life in the hilly areas with the Parvatmala project.
When Begins: July 2015
Purpose: To promote development of ports around the 7516 km long coastline
What so far: Projects worth $2.12 trillion have been initiated, many of which have been completed.
When to launch: After the announcement in July 2015, this ambitious project gained momentum in the year 2017.
Objective: To improve road connectivity across the country.
What so far: 34,800 km of highway projects have been approved by March 2022 at a cost of Rs 5.35 lakh crore.