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October 25, 2023 5:52 PM IST

PM Modi to launch various projects in Maharashtra, inaugurate National Games in Goa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a scheme in Maharashtra On October 26, aimed at benefitting over 86 lakh farmers and launch projects worth over Rs 7,500 crore.

PM Modi will also visit Goa to inaugurate the 37th National Games.

PM Modi will begin his Maharashtra tour by offering prayers at the famous Shri Saibaba temple in Shirdi and inaugurating its new “darshan queue complex” He will perform “Jal Pujan” of Nilwande Dam and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth about Rs 7,500 cr in sectors like health, rail, road and oil and gas.

Darshan queue complex
“Darshan Queue Complex” at Shirdi is a state-of-the-art modern mega building envisaged to provide comfortable waiting areas for devotees. It is equipped with several waiting halls with a cumulative seating capacity of more than 10,000 devotees.  Its foundation stone was laid by the prime minister in October 2018.

Nilwande Dam 
Prime Minister is set to lay the foundation stone of Nilwande Dam. The 85 km canal network will benefit 182 villages by facilitating pipe distribution networks of water. It is being developed at a cost of about Rs 5,177 crore. The idea of Nilwande Dam was first conceived in 1970.

PM Modi will launch the “Namo Shetkari Mahasanman Nidhi Yojana”. It will benefit more than 86 lakh beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana in Maharashtra by providing an additional amount of Rs 6,000 per year to them.

Namo Shetkari Mahasanman Nidhi Yojana 
The Namo Shetkari Mahasanman Nidhi Yojana aims to provide financial relief to the state’s farming community. Around 90 lakh farmers will benefit from this program, receiving an annual payment of Rs 6,000. The funds were available from April 2023 to July 2023 and disbursed directly to the farmers’ accounts through the Public Financial Management System (PFMS). This initiative is expected to provide much-needed financial support to the agricultural community in Maharashtra.

National Games 
The National Games are being held in Goa for the first time, and the sports culture in the country has undergone a sea change. With the help of continuous government support, the performance of athletes has witnessed tremendous improvement at the international level.

National Games will be held at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Margao, Goa from October 26  to November 9 26th October 2023.  more than 10,000 athletes will compete in over 43 sports disciplines across 28 venues.

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