A World Summit against Tuberculosis | PM Narendra Modi to address ‘One World TB Summit’ in Varanasi on Friday


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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the ‘World TB Summit’ in Varanasi on March 24 and will also lay the foundation stone for projects worth more than Rs 1,780 crore. It was said in a statement that on the occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, Prime Minister Modi will address the ‘Global TB Summit’ organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the United Nations-backed organization ‘Stop TB Partnership’. ‘ in your parliamentary constituency.

According to the statement, it will launch several projects including TB-free panchayats such as the official launch of the TB Prevention Brief Treatment (PTT) across the country and a family-focused TB care model. He will also publish India’s Annual TB Report 2023 on the occasion. The Prime Minister will also congratulate selected States, Union Territories and Districts for their contribution to ending the disease.

Addressing the ‘End TB’ conference in the national capital in March 2018, Modi called for achieving the TB-related Sustainable Development Goals by 2025, five years ahead of schedule. According to the statement, the ‘World Summit on Tuberculosis’ will provide an opportunity to deliberate further on these goals and where the country is headed to achieve its goals.

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He said that in the past nine years, Modi has paid special attention to rejuvenating Varanasi and making life easier for people living in and around the city. According to the statement, she will lay the foundation stone for projects worth more than Rs 1,780 crore at an event organized on the grounds of Sampurnanand Sanskrit University.

It will also lay the foundation stone for the passenger cable car from Varanasi Cantt station to Godaulia. He said the estimated cost of the project would be around Rs 645 crore. The cable car system will be 3.75 km long with five stations. According to the statement, this will facilitate the movement of tourists, pilgrims and locals.

The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of a 55 MLD sewage treatment plant in Bhagwanpur under the Namami Gange scheme, which will be built at a cost of over Rs 300 crore. He will lay the cornerstone of the second and third phases of the Sigra Stadium reconstruction works under the Khelo India scheme. Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, the Prime Minister will inaugurate 19 potable water schemes, which will benefit more than three lakh people from 63 panchayats. In order to further strengthen the rural drinking water system, Modi will lay the cornerstone of 59 drinking water schemes under this mission. (agency)

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