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PM gifts developmental works of Rs. 885.42 crore to citizens of Panchmahal District

    Adivasi jan Seva, Sneh ane Sanman Sabha: Jambughoda Panchmahal
    PM gifts developmental works of Rs. 885.42 crore to citizens of Panchmahal District
    The standard of living of tribals has been improved by providing basic facilities: Prime Minister
    Under the direction of Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi, the history of the contribution of tribals in the freedom struggle in the entire country including Gujarat is being revealed before the country: Chief Minister

    Gandhinagar, Tuesday: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today laid foundation stone and dedicated developmental works of Rs. 885.42 crore in Panchmahal district from Kakroliya in Jambughoda taluka, a tribal area of Panchmahal.

    The Prime Minister said that by working with a clear policy and true dedication, the tribals of the tribal areas from Ambaji to Umargam have been mainstreamed and developed holistically. The lives of tribals have been improved by providing basic facilities like education, employment, skill development, health and irrigation. The participation of tribals in policy making has now increased as compared to last two decades.

    Prime Minister also dedicated The newly constructed administrative complex of Sri Govid Guru University Godhra, the newly developed Sant Joria Parameshwar Primary School at Wadef village in Jambughoda taluk and the Roopsinh Nayak Primary School in Dandiapura village with a statue of Joria Parameshwar in its patangan and a statue of Roopsinh Nayak erected in the school itself constructed at a cost of Rs. 52 Crore.

    PM laid foundation stone of GMERS-Medical College to be developed in Godhra at a cost of Rs.522 crores, Kaushalya – The Skill University to be built at a cost of over Rs. 164 crores, New Kendriya Vidyalaya Complex to be constructed at Godhra at a cost of Rs. 23.87 crores and development projects worth Rs. 710.63 crore. He also performed ground breaking for the infrastructure works of Govind Guru University at a cost of 122.18 crores.

    The Prime Minister said that tribals have been living in Gujarat since many years. But, earlier their development was neglected. Basic amenities were lacking for tribals. The tribal youth had to go outside if they wanted to get education. Sources like bores had to be relied upon for drinking water. In case of any common illness, one had to move to the city hospitals. Had to wait in long lines and stay overnight. Such was the oppressive situation in the tribal areas.

    Mr. Modi said that we started providing basic facilities by focusing on the development from Ambaji to Umaragam and the changes brought about can be seen today. For students who want to become doctors and engineers science stream schools have been started at doorsteps. 10 thousand new schools have been started. At the taluka level, 11 science colleges, 11 commerce, 23 arts colleges, several hostels have been started along with Shri Gobind Guru University in Godhra and Birsa Munda University in Narmada. With the opening of medical colleges in the tribal areas as well, the tribal youth will get medical education at doorsteps.

    Comparing Jambughoda to a holy place, the Prime Minister recalled its glorious history of tribal bravery and fight for freedom. He talked of the Naikda movement that gave impetus to the revolution of 1857. Parmeshwar Joriya expanded the movement and Roop Singh Nayak also joined him. He fought together with Tatya Tope, who played a leading role in the revolt of 1857, the Prime Minister recalled. The Prime Minister recalled the occasion when he got the opportunity to bow before the tree where these bravehearts were hanged by the Britishers.

    Shri. Modi said that those in power for decades had created a development gap between tribals and non-tribals and deprived tribals of basic amenities. In the spirit of collective effort, our government has brought change to the ground with effective implementation of various tribal schemes from Umargam to Ambaji involving tribals in the development process. Now the tribals are asked when, how much and where they need it. This society has been made a partner in policy making.

    The Vanabandhu Kalyan Yojana has worked for all-round development in the tribal districts. About one lakh crore has been spent on this scheme. Provision for another one lakh crore has been made by the state government. As a result, facilities like door to door water, micro irrigation, health, education, skill development, roads and women empowerment, employment will increase in the tribal areas.

    The double engine government has started more than 1400 health and wellness centers in tribal areas. This has made health facilities accessible to tribals. Along with this, research has been started to cure genetic diseases like sickle cell anemia. Its results are likely to be available in the coming days. Our government has taken steps to eradicate this disease.

    Till many years from independence, the central government did not have a separate ministry to look after the interests of tribals. Keeping that in mind, Atal Bihari Vajpayee prioritized the development of tribals by creating a separate ministry for tribals. It has boosted the development of this society.

    Giving an overview of the history of tribal heroes who sacrificed to save India’s culture and faith, Shri Modi gave the examples of Champaner, Shamlaji, Pavagadh, Somnath and Haldighati and said, Now the Pavagadh temple has been renovated and the Dhaja (flag)has been hoisted atop. Similarly, continuous efforts are being made for the development of Ambaji Temple, Unai Mata, Devmogra Mataji Temple.

    Panchmahal district is very famous for tourism, Champaner-Pavagarh which is known for its ancient architecture. Wildlife in Jambughoda, Hathani Mata Falls, Eco-tourism sites in Dhanpuri, Kada Dam, Dhaneshwari Mata Temple, Jhand Hanumanji Temple attract tourists. In coming days these places will be developed as tourism circuits and new employment opportunities will be created.

    Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel said that, under the direction of Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi, the history of the contribution of tribals in the freedom struggle in the entire country including Gujarat is being revealed before the country. After 144 years in the year 20212, as the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri. Narendrabhai revealed the history of these heroes to the nation.

    The Chief Minister said that Vanabandhu Vikas Yojana has been implemented at a cost of one lakh crore for basic and infrastructure facilities in the tribal areas from Ambaji to Umargam in the state. Due to which the social, economic and educational changes in the lives of the tribals have taken place and they have joined the mainstream of the society.

    Hostels including Medical College, Engineering College, Eklavya Model School, Modern Training Centers have been started in tribal areas. As a result, tribal youth are becoming doctors and engineers.

    The Chief Minister expressed his condolences to those who lost their lives in the tragedy that happened two days ago in Morbi. Regarding the incident, the Prime Minister has always provided guidance in relief and rescue work.

    On this occasion, Minister of Tribal Development Shri Nareshbhai Patel, Minister of State for Tribals Smt. Nimishaben Suthar delivered their address.

    Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri Rushikesh Patel, Education Minister Shri Jitubhai Vaghani, Transport Minister Shri Purneshbhai Modi, Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Jethabhai Bharwad, MP Shri Ratan Singh Rathore, Geetaben Rathwa, MLA’s C. K. Raulji, Jayadrath Singh Parmar, Sumanben Chauhan, Chancellor of Govind Guru University Mr. Pratapsinh Chauhan, office bearers, Collector high officials and a large number of tribals were present on the occasion.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat