11-point development programme in state to mark PM Modi’s birthday

A day after announcing projects worth Rs 45,000 crore for the Marathwada region in the special cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday, marking the 73rd birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, declared “NaMo 11 point programme” to be implemented across the state.

The 11-point programme includes NaMo women empowerment mission that aims to extend benefits of government schemes to 73 lakh women; NaMo construction worker welfare mission that will provide safety kits to 73,000 workers; NaMo farm pond mission to create 73,000 farm ponds; NaMo self-sufficient and solar energy village campaign to make 73 villages self-reliant; NaMo poor and backward class dignity mission for overall development of poor and backward classes; NaMo village secretariat mission to construct 73 gram panchayat offices in every district; NaMo smart tribal school mission for smart schools and 73 science centres; NaMo Divyang Shakti Abhiyan to construct rehabilitation centres for the physically challenged; NaMo sports ground and garden mission to construct well-equipped playgrounds and gardens; NaMo city beautification project in 73 cities and NaMo pilgrim and fort protection mission that will renovate 73 historic shrines.

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Each of the 11 schemes announced by the state government aims at different sections of the society.

Addressing a press conference at Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Shinde said that the projects will be implemented across the state and aim at overall development. Praising the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shinde said, “The recently held G-20 meeting is an indication of India’s growing global strength. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s various decisions and resolutions were accepted by superpowers in the world.”

Earlier, marking the 75th anniversary of Marathwada freedom struggle, Shinde hoisted the tricolour at Siddharth Bhawan at Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar. “We have announced projects worth Rs 45,000 crore for Marathwada which is the beginning of overall development of the region,” said Shinde.

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