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Rahul Gandhi, Miliband to visit Amethi

india Updated: Jan 13, 2009 14:40 IST
Congress General Secretary and MP Rahul Gandhi and British Foreign Secretary David Miliband

Congress General Secretary and MP Rahul Gandhi, accompanied by British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, will visit his Parliamentary constituency Amethi on a two-day trip beginning on Wednesday.

Congress sources said Miliband had expressed his desire to see the rural developmental activities in India during a meeting with Gandhi some time ago in the United Kingdom.

Gandhi invited him to visit his constituency in central-east UP where several schemes pertaining to cooperatives, self-help groups and healthcare have been launched in the recent years.

"The activities of the self-help groups, micro-finance schemes, literacy drive, health schemes among others will be showcased to the visiting foreign dignitary and the delegates," a Congress source said.

Another popular scheme is the introduction of cooperatives in the dairy sector and its revival in this belt of UP.

Party sources said the dairy sector has been re-energised and milk is given to the NDDB, giving a new scope for employment among the rural people.

"The success of the dairy scheme too will be shown to Miliband," sources said, adding that both the young leaders (Gandhi and Miliband) will also interact with the beneficiaries of various schemes run through NGOs.