PM to visit Arunachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh on 19th November

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Arunachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh on 19th November, 2022. At around 9:30 AM, Prime Minister will inaugurate Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar and dedicate 600 MW Kameng Hydro Power Station to the Nation. After that, he will reach Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, where he will inaugurate ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’ at around 2 PM.

PM in Arunachal Pradesh

In a key step to boost connectivity in the North-East, Prime Minister will inaugurate first greenfield airport in Arunachal Pradesh –  ‘Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar’. The name of the airport reflects the traditions and rich cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh and its age-old indigenous reverence to the Sun (‘Donyi’) and the Moon (‘Polo’).

The airport, which is the first greenfield airport in Arunachal Pradesh, has been developed in an area of over 690 acres, at a cost of more than Rs. 640 crore. With a 2300 m runway, the airport is suitable for all weather day operations. The airport terminal is a modern building, which promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and recycling of resources.

The development of a new Airport in Itanagar will not only improve connectivity in the region but will also act as a catalyst for the growth of trade and tourism, thus providing a boost to the economic development of the region.

During the Programme, Prime Minister will also dedicate 600 MW Kameng Hydro Power Station to the Nation. Developed at a cost of more than Rs 8450 crore and in an area spread over more than 80 kilometres in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh, the project will make Arunachal Pradesh a power surplus state, also benefiting the National Grid in terms of grid stability and integration. This project will contribute in a major way towards fulfilment of the country’s commitment to increase adoption of green energy.

PM in Varanasi

Guided by the vision of the Prime Minister, promotion of the idea of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ has been one of the major focus areas of the government. In yet another initiative reflecting this vision, ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’, a month-long programme, is being organised in Kashi (Varanasi) and will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister on 19th November.

The objective of the programme is to celebrate, reaffirm and rediscover the age-old links between Tamil Nadu and Kashi – two of the country’s most important and ancient seats of learning. The programme aims to provide an opportunity for people from all walks of life including scholars, students, philosophers, traders, artisans, artists etc. from the two regions to come together, share their knowledge, culture and best practices and learn from each others’ experience. More than 2500 delegates from Tamil Nadu will be visiting Kashi. They will participate in seminars, site visits etc to interact with local people of similar trade, profession and interest. A month-long exhibition of handlooms, handicrafts, ODOP products, books, documentaries, cuisine, art forms, history, tourist places etc of the two regions will also be put up in Kashi.

The endeavour is in sync with NEP 2020’s emphasis on integrating the wealth of Indian Knowledge Systems with modern systems of knowledge. IIT Madras and BHU are the two implementing agencies for the programme.



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16 new airports are to be built in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra

Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Union Minster of Civil Aviation has stressed on the need of better integration among all stakeholders, particularly States and UTs, for the success of PM-Gati Shakti. Addressing the PM-Gati Shakti Conference(Virtual) for the Central Zone today, Shri Scindia said that the success of PM Gati Shakti will catalyse the multi-model connectivity in the country, leading to realise the vision of $5 trillion economy. Gati Shakti initiative will not only help in bringing more investment in the country but also help create great employment.

The Union Minister said that many countries of the world including South Asian countries have focused on investment  in infrastructure sector in the last 70 years and all of them have become developed countries now. Under the able leadership of the Prime Minister, PM- Gati Shakti is a great initiative to make India a superpower of the world, with the prowess of best infrastructure. In the earlier governments, there was no determination about the formulation and implementation of developmental schemes, but now the picture has changed, he added.

The Minister said that during the previous governments, whereas only one AIIMS was built in 10 years, now in the regime of current government,15 AIIMS have been built in the last seven years. Only 74 airports were built in the last 70 years,  now 66 more Airport have become functional in last 7 years and India has total 140 Airports as on date. The cargo capacity in the ports has increased from 1280 million metric tons to 1760 million metric tons during the period.

Shri  Scandia stressed that PM- Gati  Shakti which will cost Rs 100 Lakh crore, is indeed a campaign to transform India into a global superpower. This historical milestone will be achieved with the coordinated effort of all the states and UTs.  16 ministries of the central government will work in close coordination to make this possible. The scheme envisages multi-modal connectivity, economic zones, industrial zones, agriculture zones, cargo zones and smart cities, which will boost production, transport, demand and employment in the country.

The minister underlined that 16 new airports will be built in all five states of central India which took part in the conference. An airport will be built at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. Airports will also be built in Ambikapur, Bilaspur and Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh. Nine airports will be built in Uttar Pradesh, one in Rajasthan and two in Maharashtra. National Highways of one lakh km will be widened under the PM- Gati  Shakti.

Shri Rajvardhan Singh Dattigaon, Minister for Industry Policyand Investment Promotion, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh,Shri Amitabh Jain, Chief Secretary, Chhattisgarh,, Shri Rajeev Bansal, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, Shri Sanjeev Kumar, Chairman, AAI, Shri Anurag Jain, Secretary, DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India, and Shri Sanjay Kumar Shukla, Principal Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Investment Promotion, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh were also present on this occasion. The day-long event also included a technical session where state representatives and stakeholders presented their action plan and progress report on the Gati Shakti related initiatives.

PM Gati Shakti is an initiative aimed at synergizing the infrastructure projects of all key infrastructure Ministries including Railways, Roadways, Waterways and Aviation for planning and coordinated execution of nation-wide infrastructure projects including all the State Governments.This zonal conference will help the centrally located states to be on board for integrated Planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects for overall growth and development of the nation. 



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Himachal Pradesh on The Road to Become ‘Har Ghar Jal’ This Year

“The State of Himachal Pradesh is well on track to achieve the target of providing clean tap water supply to every rural home by 2024 and the Centre is providing full assistance to the State to achieve the goal.” Smt. Vini Mahajan, Secretary DDWS appreciated the progress made by Himachal Pradesh in providing tap water supply to rural homes during a review meeting with Shri Ram Subhag Singh, Chief Secretary Himachal on implementation of Har Ghar Jal and Swachh Bharat Mission in the State.  Shri Arun Baroka, Additional Secretary, DDWS, Shri Prabodh Saxena, ACS Finance, and Shri Vikas Labroo Secretary, Jal Shakti Vibhag, Himachal Pradesh, were present during the offline review meeting.

Smt. Mahajan in her opening remarks said, “Jal Jeevan Mission is a decentralized, demand-driven, community-managed water supply scheme which aims to improve the lives of rural people by providing clean tap water supply to every home. She appreciated the excellent work being undertaken in the Himalayan state. Time-to-time campaigns are launched by the State which help in community engagement and sensitization of public on judicious use of water and its conservation to ensure its regular supply with adequate pressure.”

Speaking on the implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission, Smt. Mahajan said, “While the districts have self-declared themselves Open Defecation Free, but this is not a one-time effort. Efforts under the programme are being made to bring about social and behaviour change for sustainability of the ODF status of villages at all times.”

Smt. Mahajan congratulated the state for providing 100% tap water connection in school and anganwadis. She said, “It will help in reducing water-borne ailments among children as safe water is provided to children for drinking and for cooking mid-day meal to the school administration. Providing water in learning centres enables handwashing and toilet usage which is so important during ongoing pandemic.”   

Shri Ram Saubhag Singh, Chief Secretary, Himachal Pradesh while presenting the state performance said, “good progress has been made by the state as it ranks 8th in the country to provision tap connection in rural household. Efforts will be made to provide remaining tap water connections within few months.”

Shri Singh said, “At the time of announcement of Jal Jeevan Mission on 15th August, 2019, only 7.62 lakh (44.19%) households out of total 17.27 lakh households in the State had access to tap water supply. In about 28 months, 8.25 lakh households have been provided with clean tap water. The achievement made by the State is noteworthy because of Covid-19, lockdowns and difficult terrain.”

Working in line with ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas’, Jal Jeevan Mission’s motto is ‘no one is left out’ and it aims at universal access to potable tap water supply. At the start of the mission in 2019, out of a total of 19.20 Crore rural households in the country, only 3.23 Crore (17%) had tap water supply. During the last 28 months, despite Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns disruptions, Jal Jeevan Mission has been implemented with speed and today, 5.60 Crore rural households have been provided with tap water connections. Presently, 8.84 Crore (45.95%) rural household across the country have tap water supply. States of Goa, Telangana, Haryana and UTs of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Puducherry, D&NH and D&D have ensured 100% household tap connection in rural areas. At present, every household in 91 districts and more than 1.32 lakh villages are receiving tap water supply in their homes.

To ensure transparency and accountability in implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission, all information about Jal Jeevan Mission is in public domain and the JJM dashboard can be accessed at     



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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath inaugurates 31st edition of “Hunar Haat”, the “Kumbh of Kaushal Kuber” and “Braj Raj Utsav” in Vrindavan today.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the 31st edition of “Hunar Haat”, the “Kumbh of Kaushal Kuber” and “Braj Raj Utsav” in Vrindavan today and said that the artisans and craftsmen of “Hunar Haat” are strengthening Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.

After the inauguration, Shri Yogi Adityanath said that along with “Braj Raj Utsav”, the talent of the country has also been given a platform by the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs. He said that talent is not restricted to any caste, creed or religion. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had given us some “mantras” during the Corona period. Shri Modi worked with a resolve to save the life and livelihood of every needy and gave the slogan of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” (Self-reliant India).

The Chief Minister said that the artisans and craftsmen of “Hunar Haat” are strengthening the vision of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”. Our India is rich in handicrafts and craftsmanship. The handicrafts and craftsmanship of India is centuries’ old. The artisans and craftsmen of “Hunar Haat” have presented this art and craft to the people from generation to generation. This art and craft should be respected, this art should be made more inclusive.

Shri Yogi Adityanath visited “Vishwakarma Vatika” in the “Hunar Haat”. He garlanded the statue of great freedom fighter Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh and also had different traditional foods while sitting on “Khatiya” in “Mera Ganv Mera Desh”.

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, MP Smt. Hema Malini, Uttar Pradesh Minister for Power Shri Shrikant Sharma, Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Shri Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary, UP Braj Teerth Vikas Parishad Vice Chairman Shri Shailja Kant Misra, Secretary, Minority Affairs Ministry Smt. Renuka Kumar and other senior officials and dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Hema Malini said that artisans and craftsmen from every part of the country are present at “Hunar Haat” which is also promoting traditional cultural events.

Besides “Vishwakarma Vatika”, “Circus” will also be displayed at the “Hunar Haat”, being organised at Kumbh Mela Ground, Vrindavan, Mathura from 10th to 19th November, where the Indian Circus artists will perform spectacular diverse traditional entertainment shows.

About 400 artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts are participating in ‘Hunar Haat” in “Braj Raj Utsav”. Artisans and craftsmen from more than 30 States and Union Territories including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Goa, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu-Kashmir, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have brought their indigenous products made with wood, brass, bamboo, glass, cloth, paper, clay etc. Traditional vegetarian foods from various parts of the country are also available in the “Hunar Haat”.   

Renowned artists such as Annu Kapoor, Kailash Kher, Suresh Vadekar, Puneet Issar (to perform the Mahabharat show), Sadanand Biswas, Anoop Jalota, renowned Bhajan singer Usman Mir, renowned singer Rani Indrani and others will perform various cultural and musical programmes every day in the evening at “Hunar Haat” in Vrindavan.  

More than 6 lakh artisans, craftsmen and people associated with them have been provided employment and employment opportunities through “Hunar Haat” in the last about 6 years. “Hunar Haat” is also available at virtual and online platform and GeM portal.  People of the country and abroad can buy “Hunar Haat” products digital and online also.

The next “Hunar Haats” will be organised in Lucknow (12 to 21 November), Pragati Maidan, New Delhi (14th to 27th Nov), Hyderabad (26 November to 5 December), Surat (10 to 19 December), New Delhi (22 December 2021 to 2 January 2022). “Hunar Haat” will also be organised in Mysuru, Guwahati, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Patna, Puducherry, Mumbai, Jammu, Chennai, Chandigarh, Agra, Prayagraj, Goa, Jaipur, Bengaluru, Kota, Sikkim, Srinagar, Leh, Shillong, Ranchi, Agartala and other places in the coming days. 


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Conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar & some parts of east Uttar Pradesh during next 24 hours

According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department:

Significant Weather Features:

♦ The Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into remaining parts of Northwest Bay of Bengal some more parts of Odisha, most parts of West Bengal and some parts of Jharkhand and Bihar. The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continue to pass through lat. 20.5°N/ Long. 60°E, Diu, Surat, Nandurbar , Raisen, Damoh, Umaria, Pendra Road, Bolangir, Bhubaneswar, Baripada, Purulia, Dhanbad, Dharbhanga and Lat. 27°N/85.0°E.Conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar and some parts of east Uttar Pradesh during next 24 hours.

♦ The Low Pressure Area now lies over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of West Bengal and North Odisha. Associated cyclonic circulation extends upto mid-tropospheric levels tilting southwestwards with height. It is likely to become more marked and move west-northwestwards across Odisha, Jharkhand and North Chhattisgarh during next 2-3 days.

♦ An east-west trough at lower tropospheric levels runs from south Punjab to center of low pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of West Bengal and North Odisha. The east-west trough is very likely to persist during next 3-4 days. In addition, strong southwesterly winds are prevailing along the west coast at lower levels and an off-shore trough lies off the west coast. These conditions are likely to persists during next 4-5 days.

♦ Under their influence; fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over Odisha, Chhattisgarh, East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Telangana during next 3-4 days. Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls over West Bengal & Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand during next 4-5 days. Widespread rainfall activity with heavy to very heavy falls over coastal & adjoining Ghats districts of Maharashtra and Goa and Karnataka during next 5 days. Isolated extremely heavy falls also very likely over Konkan & Goa during 12th to 15th and over Madhya Maharashtra on 14th & 15th, June, 2021.Isolated heavy rainfall over Kerala during 12th to 15th.

♦ Moderate to severe thunderstorms are likely over Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Northwest Indian Himalayas and will be accompanied by frequent cloud to ground lightning and strong gusty winds during next 4-5 days. This may cause injuries leading to casualties to people and animals working outdoors.

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