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Poor need not worry about treatment costs, we will take care: PM

IANS  |  Varanasi 

on Tuesday said that the poor need not worry any longer on their treatment as his government is taking care of this through a to cover all cost of treatment.

Addressing a public gathering at Dareka grounds in his parliamentary constituency, said the 'sarkar' will give a of Rs 5 lakh per year to the poor through 'Aayushman Bharat' scheme.

As the visiting French was resting at after a day-long visit to Varanasi, the drove down to Diesel Locomotive Works and handed over certificates, keys and checks to beneficiaries of various government schemes like free houses and women-centric schemes.

He also launched and laid the foundation stones for development schemes worth Rs 800 crore. He also flagged off the 'Janshatabdi Express' from to

He said it was a gift to the people of his constituency, enabling people to reach the capital in four hours.

On his visit to Mirzapur earlier in the day, where he inaugurated a 75 MW solar plant, Modi said time had come to use sun's to light up houses. This, he added, will ensure that no gas is utilised in kitchens and no harm comes to the environment.

He also exhorted students at Indian Institutes of Technology's and said they should explore new things, ideas and innovate.

The inaugurated a 'kachra mahotsava' (garbage festival) and lauded the idea, even urging people to go and see for themselves how waste could be turned into things of use.

He lauded on what he said was turnaround of the state, saying that earlier central grants were wasted while now projects and schemes have been set rolling and cenral funds were being used.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 22:46 IST