Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to launch a slew of projects at Kurukshetra, Haryana in an effort to woo the voters ahead of General Elections later this year.
On February 12, Modi will launch the Swachh Shakti-2019 programme, dedicated to women. About 7,500 women representatives from across the country and 15,000 women Panch and Sarpanch from across Haryana are participating in this programme.
Swachh Shakti-2017 programme was first launched from Gujarat, later on the Swachh Shakti-2018 from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh was announced and now the third Swachh Shakti-2019 programme will be inaugurated from Kurukshetra in Haryana.
Under Swachh Shakti the central government and state government have, so far, released Rs. 122.69 crore and Rs. 169.75 crores, respectively to urban local bodies. In order to promote cleanliness in the state, the state government has implemented Swachhta Shehri Puraskaar Yojana, under which the best ward in municipal corporation areas would be awarded cash prize of Rs 2 lakh for its sanitation efforts, best ward in municipal committees with cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and best ward in municipalities with cash prize of Rs 50,000.
During his visit PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of National Institute of Ayurveda at Shri Mata Mansa Devi Complex Panchkula. The estimated cost of this project is Rs 270.50 crore. This Institute will be a national level Institute for Ayurveda treatment, education and research with a 250 bed hospital. Spread across 19.87 acre the Institute will cater to over 500 medical students every year offering undergraduate, postgraduate and PHD degrees.
PM Narendra Modi will also inaugurate National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Badhsa, Jhajjar, from Kurukshetra through video conferencing during this visit.