PM Modi in Jharkhand today; road show, launch of development schemes on agenda

The PM will also visit Bhagwan Birsa Munda's birth village tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering during the Dussehra celebrations in Delhi | PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Jharkhand for a two-day visit on Tuesday where he will launch development schemes for the tribal population and hold a road show. 

The highlight of the visit is the Rs 24,000-crore scheme aimed at holistic development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) on the occasion of 'Janjatiya Gaurav Divas' on November 15 in Jharkhand. He will also launch the 'Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, release the 15th instalment of PM-KISAN, and inaugurate or lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects in the state.

A 10-km roadshow is also being planned in Jharkhand's capital Ranchi on Tuesday evening. The show will begin from the Birsa Munda airport after his arrival here around 8 pm and culminate at the Raj Bhavan around 9.30 pm.

The Prime Minister will also visit the Bhagwan Birsa Munda Memorial Park-cum-Freedom Fighter Museum in Ranchi on Wednesday morning. Thereafter, he will reach Birsa Munda's birth village Ulihatu. Modi would be the first PM to visit Ulihatu Village, the birthplace of Bhagwan Birsa Munda, the statement said.

He will participate in a programme marking the celebration of the third Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas, 2023 around 11.30 am in Khunti.

He will also launch 'Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra' and Pradhan Mantri Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups Mission. He will also release the 15th instalment of PM-KISAN and inaugurate, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects in Jharkhand, the statement said.

The prime minister will flag off IEC (Information, Education and Communication) vans in Khunti, marking the launch of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra'. The yatra will start from districts with significant tribal populations initially and by January 25, 2024, will cover all districts across the country.

During the programme, the prime minister will also launch the first-of-its-kind initiative - the Pradhan Mantri Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PM PVTG) Mission'. There are 75 PVTGs in 18 states and UTs living in 22,544 villages (220 districts) having a population of around 28 lakh.

Traffic curbs

Traffic restrictions have been imposed by the Ranchi police ahead of the Prime Minister's visit. There will be curbs for the movement of vehicles from 8 pm to 10.30 pm from Birsa Munda Airport to Raj Bhavan via Hinoo Chowk, Birsa Chowk, Satellite Chowk, Argora Chowk and New Market Chowk on Tuesday. The district administration has imposed Section 144 CrPC from 6 pm on Tuesday to 11 am on Wednesday prohibiting any rally, demonstration, etc, without prior permission.

(With PTI inputs)

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