Maharashtra: PM Modi said in Shirdi, poor-farmer welfare is top priority, gift of Nilwande Dam to food providers

Pankaj Prasad
PM Modi inaugurated Nilwande Dam in Ahmednagar
PM Modi inaugurated Nilwande Dam in Ahmednagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to launch projects worth over Rs 7,500 crore today aimed at benefiting over 86 lakh farmers in Maharashtra.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to launch projects worth over Rs 7,500 crore today aimed at benefiting over 86 lakh farmers in Maharashtra. Before this, he inaugurated the Nilwande Dam by performing water puja. Along with this, he dedicated the canal network of the dam to the nation. 182 villages in seven tehsils (six in Ahmednagar district and one in Nashik district) will benefit through Nilwande Dam.

PM Modi's public meeting in Shirdi, Ahmednagar

PM Modi said in the public meeting in Shirdi, with the blessings of Sai Baba, the foundation stone and inauguration of development works worth Rs 7.5 thousand crores has been done. The work of Nilwande Dam, which Maharashtra was waiting for for 5 decades, has also been completed. I am fortunate that I got the opportunity to worship water there. He said, I also got the opportunity to lay the foundation stone of the schemes related to the temple which have been inaugurated today. With the completion of the Darshan queue complex, it will be very convenient for the devotees from India and abroad.

The budget for poor welfare also increased along with the economy

Referring to the initiatives and schemes taken during the tenure of BJP, the Prime Minister said, the country should be freed from poverty, the poorest of the poor families should be given the opportunity to move forward, this is true social justice. Our government works on the mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas. The top priority of our double engine government is poor welfare. He said, today when the country's economy is growing, the government's budget for the welfare of the poor is also increasing.

70 thousand crores spent on free treatment of the poor

Referring to the facilities being provided for the treatment of the poor in Maharashtra, PM Modi said, today 1.10 crore Ayushman cards are being given in Maharashtra. All such card holders are guaranteed free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh. The country has spent Rs 70 thousand crore to provide free treatment to the poor under the Ayushman Bharat scheme.

More than Rs 8 lakh crore spent on free ration and housing

Referring to the scheme being run to ensure that the people of the country get adequate food grains, Prime Minister Modi said, the country has also spent more than Rs 4 lakh crore on the scheme of free ration to the poor. Referring to the benefits being received by the beneficiaries of the housing scheme, he said that the government has also spent Rs 4 lakh crore to build houses for the poor. This is also almost 6 times more than in the 10 years before 2014.

Campaign to provide tap water, expenditure of Rs 2 lakh crore so far

According to the Prime Minister, the government has so far spent about Rs 2 lakh crore to provide water to every household. He told that through PM Swanidhi Yojana, those who set up shops on street vendors, carts and footpaths are getting help of thousands of rupees. Referring to the scheme launched recently on his birthday, the Prime Minister said, the government has just launched PM Vishwakarma Yojana.

Government help to hand artisans

He said that through the PM Vishwakarma Scheme of the Central Government, lakhs of families like carpenters, goldsmiths, potters, sculptors have got help from the government for the first time. He said that more than Rs 13 thousand crores are being spent on this scheme.

Benefits to crores of small farmers across the country

Claiming that the BJP government is farmer friendly, Prime Minister Modi said, earlier no one used to take care of the farmers. We started PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, with the help of which Rs 2 lakh 60 thousand crores have been given to crores of small farmers across the country. He said that Rs 26 thousand crores have also been transferred directly into the bank accounts of small farmers of Maharashtra.

Rs 13 lakh crore of MSP in seven years, target on Sharad Pawar

The Prime Minister said, we are engaged in the empowerment of farmers with true intentions, but some people have only done politics in the name of farmers in Maharashtra. Without naming former Union Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar, PM Modi said, a senior leader from Maharashtra has been the Agriculture Minister in the Central Government for a long time, but during his tenure of 7 years, he has helped the farmers across the country. Bought grains worth only Rs 3.5 lakh crore at Minimum Support Price (MSP). Whereas our government has given Rs 13.5 lakh crore to farmers as MSP in 7 years.

Money goes into farmers' bank accounts

PM Modi said that before 2014, only Rs 500-600 crore of pulses and oilseeds were purchased from farmers on MSP. Whereas our government has given more than Rs 1 lakh 15 thousand crore pulses and oilseeds in the bank accounts of farmers.

A large number of women also attended the public meeting

A large number of women have also come to participate in the public program organized by the Maharashtra unit of BJP. Let us tell you that the Prime Minister's program is considered very important in view of the upcoming elections.
Today, with the blessings of Sai Baba, the foundation stone of development works worth Rs 7.5 thousand crores has been laid and inaugurated.

Prime Minister Modi takes refuge in Sai Baba

Before the inauguration of the dam, PM Modi reached Shirdi. He offered prayers and then inaugurated the darshan queue complex in the temple. PM Modi was also accompanied by Maharashtra Governor Ramesh Bais, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the temple. According to the information received about the Prime Minister's program, PM Modi will also visit Goa to inaugurate the 37th National Games.

Gift of projects worth Rs 7500 crore

Prime Minister Modi, who came to address a public meeting in Ahmednagar district, was decorated with a turban. Prominent BJP leaders of the state also handed over gifts of souvenirs and shawls to welcome PM Modi. Came to gift development projects worth about Rs 7500 crore. When PM Modi reached Shirdi in Ahmednagar, state Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar were also present with him.

Tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji

In Shirdi, Prime Minister Modi paid tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by paying floral tributes at his statue. Apart from PM Modi, BJP leaders of Maharashtra also paid tribute to the great man associated with Maratha pride, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. PM Modi will inaugurate many development projects in Shirdi, while the foundation stone of many projects is to be laid.

What is the history of Nilwande Dam?

In 1970, a project to build a dam was conceived to provide water to the fields of about 182 villages in Ahmednagar district, but this project remained limited to paper for 23 years. Because many villagers of the area continued to oppose the construction of the dam. As a result, the dam construction project could not start. After this, after mutual agreement, it was decided that the dam will be built in Nilwande village under Akole tehsil of Ahmednagar district.

End of problem in Nashik along with Ahmednagar

The work of building the dam started in the year 1993. It was completed in the year 2011, but the work was not completed yet, because a canal was needed to deliver water from the dam to the fields. The construction of the canal was started in 2011. It took the next 12 years to build the canal. With the completion of the canal work, the water problem in Sinnar area of Nashik district along with Ahmednagar will be solved.