Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh & set the foundation stone for an AIIMS and an IIIT besides inaugurating a steel plant. As per the Prime Minister, the 750-bed hospital will be built at a cost of about Rs 1350 crore. Apart from healthcare, the hospital would provide medical education at the under-graduate and post-graduate level, besides nursing. The prime minister also laid the foundation stone for an Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at Una.
Speaking to a public meeting, Modi said that coming of AIIMS to Himachal Pradesh has wide ranging benefits for people. “Tourists come here from far off places. If they get access to AIIMS and get treated well, they will want to come here frequently,” PM Modi said. This AIIMS is not only limited to people of Himachal as lifeline but also a boost to the tourism sector here, he added. “The AIIMS campus will also boost employment opportunities in this region,” he added.
Speaking on the IIIT, PM Narendra Modi said , “We are laying the foundations of a futuristic Himachal Pradesh. This will benefit the locals,” PM said. “There are 13 development projects in Himachal Pradesh for which Central Govt will invest Rs 15,000 Crore” PM Modi said in Bilaspur.
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Modi also criticized ruling Congress government by saying that the state is run by ‘Zamanati Sarkar’. “What Himachal Pradesh is seeing now is a ‘Zamanati Sarkar’. People of this state deserve a better government,” PM said. He said that state of Himachal is in dire need of development. “Over 4 crore families still do not have access to electricity. Through Saubhagya Yojana we want to ensure power for them,” Modi said.
Modi is also scheduled to inaugurate a Steel Processing Unit of Steel Authority of IndiaLimited (SAIL), at Kandrori in Kangra, the PMO statement had said.