Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a visit to the restive Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh today.
He would be inaugurating the “Ayushman Bharat- National Health Protection Mission” scheme here besides the other development projects.
It need be mentioned that the national health protection mission aims to cover 10 crore poor and vulnerable families besides providing them cover of Rs.5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.
It was informed by the state government that that the scheme will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Jangla village in Bijapur.
The Prime Minister’s visit to the restive area comes on the very day of birth anniversary of Dalit leader and icon Dr BR Ambedkar.
As per the schedule issued, the Prime Minister will reach Jagdalpur in the morning of Saturday and from here he would take a helicopter to reach Jangla where he is expected to reach by noon time.
The PM will launch the Ayushman Bharat scheme from a sub-health centre at Jangla and later inaugurate bank branches in seven villages including Jangla.
There is also a newly-laid railway line between Gudum and Bhanupratappur that will be commissioned through video-conferencing by the Prime Minister in the presence of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh.
It is said that the railway line, also part of the Dallirajhra-Rowghat railway project, will help connect the people of north Bastar.
Another crucial project to be inaugurated in the first phase of the state government’s Bastar Net Project.
The project aims to expanding the reach of the Internet to the remote villages of the division.
The project involves optical fibre cable network over an area of 40,000 square kilometres in Bijapur, Narayanpur, Bastar, Kanker, Kondagaon, Sukma and Dantewada districts of Bastar division.
Incidentally, this is the Prime Minister’s fourth visit to the state of Chhattisgarh since the NDA came to power in 2014.
The visit will be conducted under a massive security umbrella which will see the deployment of 10,000 personnel including commandos from the elite Special Protection Group.
It needs to be mentioned that the elaborate security arrangements have been made due ton the local naxal groups calling for opposition to the PM’s visit.
It is said that they have also convened meetings in the area to this objective.>