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Projects worth Rs 29.8 billion launched in Agra

January 2019

Civic projects worth Rs 29.8 billion has been recently launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Agra. In order to provide better and more assured water supply, the prime minister launched the Gangajal project and also laid the foundation stone for an Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) for the Agra Smart City project. 

The smart city project is expected to develop the tourism destination as a modern world-class city, while the Gangajal programme is expected to provide Agra with better water supply, benefitting both the residents of the city as well as tourists. Besides, the SN Medical College in Agra will be upgraded with a 100-bed maternity wing. 

In 2016, Modi had launched a housing project, the PM Awas Yojana (Gramin), under which 65 lakh houses have been constructed so far, including 9.2 lakh in Uttar Pradesh.