PM Modi today inaugurated 3 projects that includes Kisan Suryodaya Yojana for the growers in Gujarat. Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Paediatric Heart Hospital attached with UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology & Research Centre in Ahmedabad, a mobile app for telecardiology at the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital & a ropeway at Mount Girnar near Junagadh in Junagadh district.
(1) Kisan Suryodaya Yojana: In order to provide day-time power supply for irrigation, the Gujarat Government had recently announced the ‘Kisan Suryodaya Yojana’. Under this scheme, farmers will be able to avail power supply from 5 am to 9 pm. The state government has allocated a budget of Rs 3500, crore for installing transmission infrastructure under this scheme by 2023. As per the government statement, 234 ‘66-Kilowatt’ transmission lines, with a total length of 3490 circuit kilometers (CKM) will be established under the project, in addition to 220 KV substations.
Dahod, Patan, Mahisagar, Panchmahal, Chhota Udepur, Kheda, Tapi, Valsad, Anand and Gir-Somnath have been included under the Scheme for 2020-21. The remaining districts will be covered in a phase-wise manner by 2022-23.
(2) Girnar Ropeway: Gujarat will get a tourism boost as the Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Ropeway at Girnar. Initially, there will be 25-30 cabins, with a capacity of 8 people per cabin. A distance of 2.3 km will now be covered in just 7.5 minutes through the ropeway. In addition to this, the ropeway will also provide a scenic view of the lush green beauty surrounding the Girnar mountain.
(3) the U.N Mehta Institute of Cardiology is undergoing expansion at the cost of Rs 470 crores. The number of beds will increase from 450 to 1,251 after the completion of the expansion project. The Institute will also become the biggest single super speciality cardiac teaching institute in the country and one of the biggest single super speciality cardiac hospitals in the world.