Ahead of polls, PM launches fertiliser plant in UP

RSTV Bureau
PM Modi receieved by Kalraj Mishra in Gorakhpur Photo-PTI

PM Modi receieved by Kalraj Mishra in Gorakhpur
Photo-PTI

While re-inaugurating a fertiliser plant in Gorakhpur in the poll bound Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Western UP youth will be given all the progress in life. Speaking at a rally after inaugurating the fertiliser plant, the Prime Minister questioned the previous government for closing down an employment generating unit.

“Why should fertiliser plants be shut & youth not have jobs. And to add to that fertiliser be imported from abroad. This isn’t acceptable,” said the PM

Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar said the new Industry will create employment opportunities for people in Western UP.

“The fertiliser plant will provide employment opportunities to people,” said Minister Ananth Kumar.

Modi also laid the foundation stone for setting up of an All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) at an estimated cost of Rs 1,011 crore to provide super-specialty healthcare to people of the state and create a large pool of doctors.

The plant belonging to the Fertiliser Corporation India Ltd (FCIL) has been lying idle since 1990s. It would be revived through a special purpose vehicle (SPV) of public sector units (PSUs) at an estimated cost of Rs 6,000 crore.

Health Minister J P Nadda, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra, Fertiliser Minister Ananth Mishra, Minister of State for Power and Coal Piyush Goyal, UP Governor Ram Naik and BJP MP Yogi Adityanath, among other were present at the event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally Western Uttar Pradesh on Friday. Courtesy: PMOIndia/Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally Western Uttar Pradesh on Friday.
Courtesy: PMOIndia/Twitter

Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of new AIIMS aimed to provide health care to people. The residents of 14 districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh and five districts of Western Bihar will be benefited by the establishment of the new AIIMS. The Hospital will have a capacity of 750 beds and include emergency or trauma and AYUSH sections

Ahead of PM’s visit, Uttar Pradesh Police and the Sashastra SeemaBal (SSB) have stepped up security along the Indo-Nepal border that falls under the Gorakhpur-Basti division ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Gorakhpur on Friday.

Orders have also been issued to other security agencies such as Indo-Nepal Border Police and Local Intelligence Unit (LIU) to be on the alert at the border.

“All the border outposts (BOPs) have been kept on high alert. Patrolling in sensitive border areas has been increased to check anti-nationals element,” said an SSB official

Police in the districts of Mahrajganj, Siddharthanagar, Shrawasti and Bahraich, sharing border with Nepal, have been put on high alert. Intelligence units have also been asked to keep an eye on religious places along the border. Patrolling of public spots such as cinema halls, hotels, rail and bus stations has been intensified to prevent untoward incidents.