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PM to launch insurance scheme, railway line during C'garh visit

Press Trust of India  |  Jagdalpur 

Modi during his visit to Chhattisgarh's district tomorrow will inaugurate the "Ayushman Bharat- National Health Protection Mission" and other development projects, officials said.

The mission aims at covering 10 crore poor and vulnerable families and provide a cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.

The scheme will be launched by Modi at Jangla village in Bijapur, officials said.

The prime minister's visit to the state coincides with the birth

PM Modi will leave by an plane at around 9:20am and reach Jagdalpur at 11:30am, from where he would take a helicopter to reach Jangla by 12:25pm, a government said.

The PM will launch the Ayushman Bharat scheme from a sub-health centre at Jangla and later inaugurate in seven villages, including Jangla, of district, he said.

A newly-laid railway line between Gudum and Bhanupratappur will be commissioned through video-conferencing, the said.

He said the line, part of the Dallirajhra-Rowghat railway project, will help connect the people of north Bastar.

The will also inaugurate the first phase of the state government's Bastar Net Project, which aims at expanding the reach of the Internet to the remote villages of the division.

As part of the project, an cable network is being laid over an area of 40,000 square kilometres in Bijapur, Narayanpur, Bastar, Kanker, Kondagaon, Sukma and Dantewada districts of Bastar division, the informed.

"The PM will address a public gathering at Jangla and then proceed to Jagdalpur from where he will leave by an plane for at around 4pm," the official said.

This is the PM's fourth visit to the state since the NDA came to power in 2014 and second one to Bastar, having visited the area earlier on May 9, 2015.

The visit will be conducted under a massive security umbrella which will see the deployment of 10,000 personnel, including commandos from the elite and jawans from the state's (STF), (DRG) and Armed Force (CAF).

CCTVs, drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been deployed to allow security agencies to keep a hawk-eye over the visit, said officials.

Naxal groups active in the area have opposed the PM's visit and have pasted pamphlets in several interior pockets of the district asking people to boycott the visit.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 22:20 IST