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Gujarat Govt spent Rs 13,000 cr on development works, defying COVID-19

    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today dedicated or laid foundation stones of various urban development projects totalling Rs 12 crore as Diwali gift to Khambhat town online from here. At the same time, he appealed to the people to celebrate festivals like Diwali but observe coronavirus protocols.

    These are part of the state government’s efforts to increase the scope of ongoing citizen centric infrastructure for urban and rural development works to increase ease of living.

    Speaking on the occasion, he said that plans are afoot to re-establish Khambhat as Jain pilgrimage centre, restoring archaeological sites, set up a GIDC Estate at Khambhat.

    Mr. Rupani said plans are prepared to provide modern healthy environment for small villages and towns big smart cities with basic civic amenities like roads, toilet at every home, gutter, light, water and even cooking gas, including those covered under Mukhya Mantri Swarna Jayanti Schemes. Internet facilities with digital Seva Setu, cashless transactions are other facilities. Works should not stall for want of funds.

    Gujarat has developed as Role Model in the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this government having spent over Rs 12,000 crore on development works defying the global pandemic novel coronavirus COVID-19, the latest being Girnar Ropeway, Asia’s biggest cardiac hospital, Ro-Ro Service, Kisan Suryodaya Yojna, declaring Jamnagar Ayurvedic University as Institute of National Importance.

    The Chief Minister said the State Government has framed law to ensure safety and security of the people.

    Those present on the occasion included Anand Member of Parliament Miteshbhai Patel, Khmabhat’s MLA Mayurbhai Raval, Nagarplika President Yogesh Upadhyay, BJP local president Vipulbhai Patel, District Collector and others

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat