Prime Minister’s visit to Manipur and Assam

Prime Minister visit to Manipur and Assam

Question: Consider the following statements in reference to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Manipur and Assam.

  1. This visit took place on January 4th, 2019.
  2. An Integrated Check-Post was inaugurated at Moreh, Imphal.
  3. Prime Minister also addressed a public rally at Silchar, Manipur.
  4. Projects worth Rs. 1,500 crore have either been inaugurated or their foundational stone had been laid down at the event.
    Correct option:

    (a) 1, 3 and 4
    (b) 1,2 and 4
    (c) 1, 2 and 3
    (d) 2 and 4 only
    Answer: (b)
    Related facts:
  • On 4th January 2019 Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on visit of Manipur and Assam.
  • During his visit to Imphal, several projects worth over Rs. 1500 crore was inaugurated and foundation stone has been laid to improve “ease of living” for the people of the state.
  • PM inaugurated an Integrated Check Post at Moreh, a town bordering Myanmar. This Check-Post will facilitate works of custom clearance, foreign currency exchange, immigration clearance etc.
  • Dolaithabi Barrage Project was also inaugurated. This is a 78.75 m long barrage built across River Iril at Dolaithabi village of Senapati district in Manipur. This project was approved by Planning Commission in June 1992 and completed in 2018.
  • He inaugurated 400kV Double Circuit Silchar- Imphal Line in Imphal. It is constructed by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited which will help in meeting the long- term power requirement of state. The state would now be sharing the power from Pallatana and Bonagaigaon generation projects.
  • He also inaugurated the FCI (Food Corporation of India) Food Storage Godown at Sawombung which will facilitate buying of grains. He also inaugurated projects related to water supply and tourism.
  • He also mentioned the efficiency of PRAGATI system set up in Prime Ministers Office (PMO) which enables monitoring of stalled projects through video conferencing and resolves the issues of projects.
  • He addressed a public rally at Ramnagar in Silchar. This also launched the BJPs campaign for the upcoming general elections in the North-East.
  • He addressed a public rally at Ramnagar in Silchar. This also launched the BJPs campaign for the upcoming general elections in the North-East.

Links:
http://india-wris.nrsc.gov.in/wrpinfo/index.php?title=Dolaithabi_Barrage_Medium_Irrigation_Project_JI02982
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=187158
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=187148

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