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    Modi in Bihar LIVE: Hailing Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, PM said it has changed the life of crores of women in the country. “By building a toilet, a woman has found respect and safety,” said Modi.

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    Modi in Bihar LIVE: Nearly 26 lakh toilets have been constructed in Bihar, UP, Odisha and Jammu & Kashmir in the past week, which has been observed as Swachhagraha week, says PM

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    Modi in Bihar LIVE: Referring to high-speed electric locomotiv, PM Modi took a jibe at previous RJD government saying,”This project was approved in 2007 but the files gathered dust for eight years after the approval. 3 years ago, the NDA government started work on it and now the first phase has also been completed, says PM.

  • 1:19 PM IST

    Modi in Bihar LIVE: The demand for cylinders has also increased due to the emphasis on clean fuel and the success of the Ujjwala scheme. With the launch of Motihari and Sugauli projects today, Champaran and the surrounding region will not face any shortage of LPG cylinders, says PM

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    Modi in Bihar LIVE: “Villages built along the Ganga coast are being freed from open defecation on a priority basis. Waste management schemes are being implemented in villages near Ganga. Very soon, the Ganga coast will be completely open defecation free,” says PM

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    Modi in Bihar LIVE: 11 projects have been sanctioned at a cost of more than Rs 3,000 crore to prevent dirty water of houses and factories from getting discharged into the Ganga, says PM.

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    Modi in Bihar LIVE: Appreciating people of Bihar, PM said,”I bow to the desire of the people of Bihar. I am glad that the people of Bihar have once again shown the spirit of oneness for the Swachhta campaign.”

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    Modi in Bihar LIVE: Among the schemes that were laid today include Motilhari Lake’s renovation project. We will begin the revival work of our Motihari town, which is known by the name of the lake, which is part of the history of Champaran, says PM

New Delhi, April 10: As Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government’s centenary Celebrations will come to an end on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Champaran district of Bihar to join the Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha today. He is expected to address at least 20,000 Swachhagrahis (Foot soldiers and motivators to implement the Community Approaches to Sanitation at the village level) in Motihari and also felicitate ten of them who have performed outstandingly in their villages.

He will also unveil several development projects on this occasion like inauguration of Motijheel Project, Bettiah Nagar Parishad water supply scheme under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), four sewerage projects aimed at creating a sewage-treatment capacity of 60 million litres daily for Patna,under Namami Gange, doubling of Railway lines between Muzaffarpur and Sagauli, and Sagauli and Valmikinagar with many more other projects.

The other key point of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bihar visit will be the flagging off of India’s first 12000 HP Freight Electric Locomotive and bi-weekly Champaran Humsafar Express, connecting Katihar to New Delhi.. The high-speed locomotive train is the first big Make-in-India project completed by Alstom of France.