Modi sets Aug 15, 2022 as deadline for completion of Srinagar-project


NEW DELHI: During the 34th PRAGATI interaction on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi fixed August 15, 2022 as the deadline for completion of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link project, said Jammu and Kashmir Administration.

According to the official website of the Prime Minister, he chaired the 34th PRAGATI interaction, where various projects, programmes, and grievances were reviewed.

“Projects of the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs were discussed. These projects, with a total cost of about Rs 1 lakh crore, pertained to ten states and Union Territories, including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat and Dadra, and Nagar Haveli,” the official statement said.

PM Narender Modi

It said that during the interaction, the programmes-Ayushman Bharat and Jal Jeevan Mission were also reviewed, and grievances related to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs were taken up.

“Prime Minister directed all the officials to ensure and expedite a comprehensive resolution of grievances. For the projects being reviewed, the Prime Minister asked Chief Secretaries to ensure early resolution of pending issues and target completion by the due date,” it added.

It added that PM Modi said that all states should strive for 100 per cent enrolment in Ayushman Bharat at the earliest, and also encouraged states and UTs to draw a roadmap for achieving the targets in Mission Mode under the Jal Jeevan Mission.

Notably, in the previous 33 PRAGATI interactions, 280 projects, along with 50 programmes/schemes and grievances across 18 sectors have been taken up.

Mantra for 2021

Narendra Modi said that earlier he had stated, “dawai nahi toh dheelai nahi” (no carelessness until the medicine arrives for COVID-19) but now he is saying “dawai bhi aur kadaai bhi” (Yes to the medicine and yes to caution as well).

“Earlier, I said, ‘dawai nahi toh dheelai nahi’ (no carelessness until the medicine arrives). Now, I am saying ‘dawai bhi aur kadaai bhi’ (yes to medicine and yes to caution). Our mantra for the year 2021 is ‘Dawai bhi aur kadaai bhi’,” said PM Modi.

The comments came as the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Rajkot, Gujarat, via video conferencing today.

“India has emerged as the nerve centre of global health. In the year 2021, we have to strengthen India’s role in healthcare,” he added.

In our country, rumours spread quickly, the Prime Minister said. “Different people for their personal gains or due to irresponsible behaviour spread various rumours. Maybe rumours will be spread when vaccination begins, some have already begun,” he added.

“I appeal to the people of the country that fight against COVID-19 is the one against an unknown enemy. Be careful about such rumours and as responsible citizens refrain from forwarding messages on social media without checking,” said PM Modi.

“We are working on the mission to improve medical education in India. After the formation of the National Medical Commission, the quality of health education will improve,” he said.