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PM Modi to address One World TB Summit at Varanasi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his parliamentary constituency Varanasi today. PM will address the One World TB Summit at Rudrakash Convention Centre at around 10:30 AM.

On the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day, Prime Minister will address the One World TB Summit. This summit is being organised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Stop TB Partnership. Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership is a United Nations-hosted organisation that amplifies the voices of the people, communities, and countries affected by TB.
During the event, Prime Minister will launch various initiatives and will also award select States and Districts for their progress toward ending TB.

In March 2018, during the End TB summit held in New Delhi, Prime Minister called on India to achieve TB-related SDG targets by 2025, five years ahead of stipulated time. One World TB Summit will provide an opportunity to further deliberate upon the targets as the country moves forward to meet its TB elimination objectives. International delegates from over 30 countries are scheduled to be present at the summit.

Later,Mr. Modi will lay the foundation stone of various projects worth more than Rs. 1780 crores at Sampurnanand Sanskrit University ground around noon.

This will include a Passenger Ropeway project from Varanasi Cantt station to Godowlia. The 3.75 km ropeway system will have five stations and will facilitate ease of movement for the tourists, pilgrims, and residents of Varanasi. Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of LPG bottling plant at Isarwar village, Sewapuri to be built by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

PM Modi will also dedicate various other infrastructure projects including 2 MW solar power plant at water works premises, Bhelupur; 800 KW solar power plant at Konia Pumping Station; new Community Health Center at Sarnath; infrastructure improvement of Industrial estate at Chandpur; rejuvenation of temples of Kedareshwar, Vishweshwar, and Omkareshwar Khand Parikrama among others. (AIR NEWS)

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