Shirdi: Seeking blessings of Sai Baba in Shirdi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a plague of various developmental projects. PM Modi also handed over keys to mark the Grihapravesh of Prime Minister AwasYojana- Grameen (PMAY-G) beneficiaries in Maharashtra. Apart from that, PM Modi also released a silver coin to commemorate the Centenary year of Shri Saibaba Samadhi.
Addressing the people in Shirdi, PM Narendra Modi extended Dussehra greetings to all Indians. Recalling the contribution of Saibaba to the society, PM Modi said that his teachings give us the mantra to build a strong unified society and to serve humanity with love. He expressed happiness that Saibaba Sansthan Trust is following the path laid down by Saibaba. He also complimented the contributions of the trust in empowering the society through education and in transforming thoughts through spiritual teachings.
Expressing happiness in handing over new houses to over 2 lakh beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Grameen (PMAY-G), PM Modi said that it is a big step towards the fight against poverty. Underlining the efforts of Government in ensuring ‘Housing for All’ by 2022, the Prime Minister said that in the last four years, government has built over 1.25 crore houses ensuring that the every house built is not only of good quality but also has all the basic facilities.
Complementing the state of Maharashtra, PM Modi congratulated the people for making the state Open Defecation Free. He also commended the efforts of the Maharashtra Government towards Swacchh Bharat activities. He further added that due to Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), around one lakh people have benefited from the scheme so far and the scheme has given modern medical infrastructure.
PM Modi also underlined the efforts taken by the state government for farmers and to deal with the drought affected areas in the state. In this context, he mentioned Krishi Sinchai Yojana and Fazal Bima Yojana and appreciated the Jalyukt Shivir Abhiyan of Maharashtra Government. He also commended the people’s participation in the de-siltation of irrigation canals undertaken by the Maharashtra Government.