“I am proud of the fact that Bihar has shown its leadership abilities in this journey from Satyagraha to Swachhgraha,” Modi said
PM Narendra Modi on 10th April addressed centenary celebration of Champaran Satyagraha in Motihari in Champaran district in Bihar. Addressing the ceremony named as ‘Satyagraha Se Swachhagraha’ programme, Modi congratulated the Bihar government and volunteers for constructing more than 8,50,000 toilets in a week across the state.
Modi was in Champaran (Motihari) to conclude the centenary celebrations of the Champaran Satyagraha. “Bihar has made significant progress in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.” “Soon the Ganga coast will be open-defection free,” Modi said while making an appeal to all actors to join forces in what he termed as “noble initiative.”
A sprawling tent city, ‘Swachhagram’, has been erected in Motihari to accommodate the sanitation volunteers who have come from other states.
Swachhagrahis are the ‘foot soldiers’ and motivators to implement the Community Approaches to Sanitation at the village level.
Mahatma Gandhi launched the Champaran Satyagrah on April 10, 1917, against the British to fight for rights of farmers who were forced to undertake indigo cultivation.
PM Modi flags off country’s first high-speed electric locomotive:
PM Narendra Modi dedicates the Madhepura Electric Rail Locomotive factory to nation and flags off one of the most powerful rail engines in the world. The train is the first big Make-in-India project completed by Alstom of France. With the induction, India will join an elite list of countries, including Russia, China, Germany and Sweden, that have 12,000 HP and above capacity electric locomotives. This will be the first of 40 locomotives expected to roll out of the factory by the end of March 2020. According to Alstom, the all-electric locomotives will aim to bring down operating costs for the railways and also reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Swachhagrahis are the ‘foot soldiers’:
PM Modi addressed the 20,000 Swachhagrahis, who are ‘foot soldiers’ and motivators to implement the Community Approaches to Sanitation at the village level, a communique from his office said.
Swachhagrahis are key to driving progress towards achieving an open defecation free nation, the communique said. “Bihar was the only state where the scope of hygiene was less than 50 per cent. But after a week’s Swachhagrah campaign, Bihar broke that barrier,” PM Modi said.
PM Modi launches host of railway projects:
PM Modi laid the foundation stone of a project for doubling of Muzzafarpur-Sagauli (100.6 km) and Sagauli-Valmikinagar sections (109.7 km). He also flagged off the first run of the Champaran Humsafar Express between Katihar and Old Delhi. The Champaran Humsafar Express will facilitate faster, safer and comfortable journey experience for the common man of North Bihar. The train will run bi-weekly – Tuesdays and Fridays -- covering a distance of 1,383 km.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has changed the life of crores of women in the country, says PM:
About 26 lakh toilets have been constructed in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Jammu and Kashmir in the past week, which has been observed as Swachhagraha week. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has changed the life of crores of women in the country. By building a toilet, a woman has found respect and safety and health parameters have also shown a marked increase. Even toilets in Bihar are being called ‘izzazat ghar’, says Modi.
Bihar people have shown the spirit of oneness for Swachhta campaign, says PM: I encourage your enthusiasm, excitement, energy towards nation building. I bow to the desire of the people of Bihar. I am glad that the people of Bihar have once again shown the spirit of oneness for the Swachhta campaign, says Modi. Thousands have gathered here under the slogan of ‘Chalo Champaran’, says PM.
Four sewerage projects worth Rs 1,111.56 crore to be launched:
Modi laid the foundation stone for four sewerage projects worth Rs 1,111.56 crore. A sewer network of 376.12 km will also be laid in Saidpur and Pahari zones of Patna. The four plants, along with 29 other ongoing projects in Bihar under the Namami Gange scheme, once completed will leave no untreated sewage water from Patna flowing into the Ganga.
Four sewerage projects worth Rs 1,111.56 crore to be launched
In Patna, Modi will lay the foundation stone for four sewerage projects worth Rs 1,111.56 crore. These four sewage projects together will have a capacity of 60 MLD. A sewer network of 376.12 km will also be laid in Saidpur and Pahari zones of Patna. The expected sewage load for Patna by 2035 is estimated to be 320 MLD.
Soon, Ganga coast will be completely open defecation free, says Modi:
To prevent dirty water of houses and factories from getting discharged into the Ganga, 11 projects have been sanctioned at a cost of more than Rs 3,000 crore. “Villages built along the Ganga coast are being freed from open defecation on a priority basis. Waste management schemes are being implemented in villages near Ganga. Soon, the Ganga coast will be completely open defecation free,” says Modi.
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