Ahmedabad/Dhar: On the last leg of his two-day Gujarat tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the Annapurna Dham Trust in Adalaj, Gandhinagar and Vastral in Ahmednagar- where he also held a rally. Also Read - 'State Heading Towards Health Emergency', Gujarat HC Initiates Suo Motu PIL Over Corona Situation
The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Shikshan Bhavan and Vidhyarthi Bhavan in Adalaj and then proceeded to Vastral, where he launched the ambitious PM-SYM or the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan. Also Read - 'Tika Lagao, Beer Le Jao': This Gurgaon Restaurant is Offering Free Beer to People Who Show Their Vaccine Card
The PM-SYM is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme for workers in the unorganised sector aged 18-40, earning up to Rs 15,000 a month. Also Read - 'Vaccine Lagwao, Sona Le Jao': Women Get Gold Nose Pins For Taking COVID-19 Vaccine in This Gujarat City!
Beneficiaries of this scheme will be required to pay a certain amount of money, ranging from Rs 55 to Rs 200 every month, and in return the Centre would contribute an equivalent amount of money in their pension account. Then when the subscriber attains the age of 60, he/she would be given a pension of Rs 3,000 per month.
The Prime Minister then also launched the SAUNI water schemes- a drinking water and irrigation project, including Und-1 to Ranjit Sagar Lift Irrigation Scheme and Machu-1 to Nyari Lift Irrigation Scheme in Saurashtra.
Further, he laid foundation for the Jodiya Desalination Plant and Und-3 to Venu-2 Lift Irrigation Scheme. Later in the day, PM Modi inaugurated railway projects including conversion of rail tracks to broad gauge. He then flagged off the Bandra-Jamnagar Humsafar Express in Jamnagar.
PM MODI IN MADHYA PRADESH
The next stop in the Prime Minister’s itinerary on Tuesday was Dhar in Madhya Pradesh. PM Modi addressed the Vijay Sankalp rally in Dhar, where he majorly attacked the Opposition for questioning the air strikes carried out by IAF in Pakistan. He also slammed those who supported Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s move to hold peace talks.
He further listed his government’s various programmes delivered in the last five years. BJP workers, mainly from tribal-dominated Dhar and Ratlam-Jhabua Lok Sabha seats took part in the Vijay Sankalp rally.