PM Modi to Lay Foundation for Bundelkhand Expressway
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh today to lay the foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway and to launch 10,000 farmer producer organizations all over the country from the district. PM Modi will also distribute mobility aids to more than 26,000 people in Prayagraj.
The 296-kilometer long Expressway will provide a four-lane access-controlled route in Uttar Pradesh.
The Expressway will be supplementing the nodes of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor announced by the Government of India in February 2018.
The state government is constructing the Bundelkhand Expressway which will pass through the districts of Chitrakoot, Banda, Hamirpur, and Jalaun.
This expressway will link the Bundelkhand area to Delhi through the Agra-Lucknow expressway and Yamuna expressway as well as play a vital role in the development of the Bundelkhand region.
Apart from laying the foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway, PM Modi will launch 10,000 Farmers Producer Organisations (FPO). FPOs will help in the collectivization of small, marginal and landless farmers in order to give them the collective strength to deal with issues like technology, quality seed, fertilizers, pesticides, etc.