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PM launches prjects worth Rs 2,980 cr in Agra

Press Trust of India  |  Agra 

Wednesday launched civic projects worth Rs 2,980 crore during his visit to the city.

He launched the Gangajal project to provide better and more assured water supply and also laid the foundation stone for an and Control Centre for the Smart City project.

The smart city project is meant to develop the tourism destination as a modern world-class city.

The Gangajal programme will provide with better water supply, benefitting both the residents of the city as well as tourists, officials said.

Besides, the in will be upgraded with a 100-bed maternity wing.

This is Modi's second visit to the city.

During his earlier visit in November 2016, he had launched a housing project, the PM Awas Yojana (Gramin).

Under this scheme, 65 lakh houses have been constructed so far, including 9.2 lakh in Uttar Pradesh, according to the government.

Meanwhile, in a tweet, expressed hope that would learn a lesson from his visit to the city of

"Hope the PM will return from Mahal after learning a lesson of affection and love from it," he tweeted hours before the prime minister's visit.

Yadav also said he hoped that will remember the pain of farmers growing potato, sugarcane and wheat in nearby areas.

"UP was never so far from that the country's did not have about the plight of farmers and traders," he added.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 17:20 IST