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Narendra Modi in Kashmir Highlights: In Srinagar, PM emphasises on ‘Wed in India’ call

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit Highlights: PM Modi unveiled multiple developmental projects worth Rs. 6,400 crore during his visit to Jammu and Kashmir today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address at Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address at Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium on Thursday.

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar today to take part in the ‘Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir’ initiative. During this visit, he inaugurated and dedicated multiple developmental projects worth Rs. 6,400 crore, including the ‘Holistic Agriculture Development Programme’, valued at Rs. 5000 crore, aimed at enhancing the Union Territory's agricultural economy....Read More

Thursday's visit marks PM Narendra Modi's first trip to Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370.

Key projects inaugurated in Srinagar today -

• In the realm of tourism, PM Modi inaugurated multiple projects totalling over Rs. 1400 crore under the Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD schemes. This includes initiating the ‘Integrated Development of Hazratbal Shrine’ project in Srinagar.

• He distributed appointment letters to approximately 1000 new government recruits in Jammu and Kashmir. Additionally, he engaged with beneficiaries of various government schemes, including women achievers, successful farmers, entrepreneurs, and others.

• PM Modi also introduced the nation's first-ever initiative, 'Dekho Apna Desh People's Choice 2024', to gauge the pulse of the nation on tourism. The initiative aims to involve citizens in identifying preferred tourist attractions and understanding perceptions across five tourism categories.

• A total of 43 projects aimed at developing pilgrimage and tourist sites across the nation are set to be launched, encompassing significant religious destinations such as the Annavaram Temple in Andhra Pradesh and the Navagraha Temples in Tamil Nadu.

• Furthermore, PM Modi also kickstarted the ‘Chalo India Global Diaspora Campaign’, seeking to motivate the Indian diaspora to become ambassadors for ‘Incredible India’ and promote tourism to the country.

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Mar 7, 2024 6:48 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir Updates: What National Conference Chief Farooq Abdullah said about PM Modi's statement in Kashmir

Narendra Modi in Kashmir Updates: "In every speech, the PM makes a particular target for this thing (dynastic politics). If 370 was this bad, I would like the PM to rehear the speech made in Rajya Sabha by the then LoP, Ghulam Nabi Azad in which he compared Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir. He proved with figures the progress this state (J&K) has made as compared to Gujarat. Now, if really 370 was responsible and the family was responsible then how did we make that progress?... I lost the election as a chief minister because people rejected me. So where is the dynastic rule?... There has been no dynastic rule in India since independence...": Farooq Abdullah

Mar 7, 2024 6:09 PM IST

PM Modi to present first ever National Creators Award

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present the first ever National Creators Award at the Bharat Mandapam on Friday, his office said, noting that it has been envisioned as a launch pad for using creativity to drive positive change.

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in a statement said that the award is an effort to recognise excellence and impact across domains, including storytelling, social change advocacy, environmental sustainability, education and gaming.

Mar 7, 2024 5:39 PM IST

Who is Kashmir's Nazim who impressed PM Narendra Modi and got a selfie?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday posted a selfie with Nazim whom he called his ‘friend’ who impressed the prime minister with his work. "At the public meeting he requested a selfie and was happy to meet him. My best wishes for his future endeavours," PM Narendra Modi tweeted during his first Kashmir visit after the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019. Read More

Mar 7, 2024 5:09 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir Updates: PM Modi gave true meaning to name of Srinagar by abrogating Article 370: MP CM Yadav

Narendra Modi in Kashmir Updates: Mohan Yadav made the remarks while addressing the 'Swadesh Darshan Yojana 2.0' programme under which the foundation stone of various projects related to Chitrakoot was virtually laid by PM Modi, who also inaugurated some projects. "PM Modi did justice to 'Sri' in Srinagar by abrogating Article 370," he said.

Mar 7, 2024 4:30 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir Updates: PM's attack on Cong in first rally after abrogation of article 370 in Kashmir

Narendra Modi in Kashmir Updates: "Today Jammu and Kashmir is touching new heights of development because Jammu and Kashmir is breathing freely today. This freedom from restrictions has come after the abrogation of Article 370," he said.

"For decades, for political gains, Congress and its allies misled the people of Jammu and Kashmir in the name of 370 and misled the country. Did Jammu and Kashmir benefit from Article 370 or were only a few political families taking advantage of it? The people of Jammu and Kashmir have come to know the truth that they were misled. Jammu and Kashmir was kept in chains for the benefit of a few families. Today there is no Article 370, hence the talent of the youth of J&K is being fully respected and they are getting new opportunities. Today there are equal rights and equal opportunities for everyone here," he added.

Mar 7, 2024 4:13 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir Updates: Kashmir has been transformed, Indian PM says on first visit in five years

Narendra Modi in Kashmir Updates: The Himalayan region of Jammu and Kashmir has been transformed and integrated with the rest of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, crediting the change to his government's contentious decision to revoke its special status.

"This new Jammu-Kashmir has the courage to overcome any challenge," Modi told thousands of people attending a public meeting at a stadium in Srinagar.

Mar 7, 2024 3:49 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir Updates: PM Modi's spiritual pause; halts to see 'majestic' Shankaracharya Hill en route to Srinagar

Narendra Modi in Kashmir Updates: Sharing a set of pictures of himself admiring the breathtaking view, PM Modi said, "Upon reaching Srinagar a short while ago, had the opportunity to see the majestic Shankaracharya Hill from a distance."

The Prime Minister's visit holds particular significance as it marks his first rally in Kashmir since 2019 and is anticipated to be the largest political gathering in the region since the scrapping of Article 370 five years ago. The event is set to take place at Bakshi Stadium.

This unplanned visit of PM Modi underscored the Prime Minister's push for local tourism and his commitment to connecting with the country's diverse cultural fabric.

Mar 7, 2024 3:13 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir Updates: Residents of Jammu and Kashmir speak about PM Modi's 'Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir' program at Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium

Narendra Modi in Kashmir Updates: “We are 'Lakhpati Didi' from the Jammu and Kashmir Rural Livelihood Mission (JKRLM)... PM Modi has done good work for women and we hope that he continues this,” Anita Kumari, a resident of Reasi, Jammu, said.

Mar 7, 2024 3:02 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir Updates: ‘Have been able to win your hearts, will keep trying hard,’ PM says in Kashmir

Narendra Modi in Kashmir Updates: "Whenever I came here after 2014, I have always said that I am working hard only to win your hearts and I am seeing that I have been able to win your hearts. I will keep trying hard. This is Modi ki guarantee and you know that 'Modi ki grantee' means, there is a guarantee of fulfilling the guarantee," PM Modi said while addressing a public gathering in Srinagar.

Mar 7, 2024 2:41 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE Updates: PM interacts with Viksit Bharat beneficiary Nazim, posts picture along with him

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE Updates: At the 'Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir' programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged in an interaction with Nazim, a beneficiary of the Viksit Bharat initiative, held at Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium today. Taking to X, the Prime Minister also posted a photo with Nazim. "A memorable selfie with my friend Nazim. I was impressed by the good work he’s doing. At the public meeting, he requested a selfie and was happy to meet him. My best wishes for his future endeavours," PM wrote in the post.

Mar 7, 2024 2:31 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE Updates: ‘Development works in J&K will not stop at any cost,’ says PM

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE Updates: PM Modi says "I have always treated the people of J&K as my family. The people of my family stay in my heart, and 'Main hoon Modi ka Pariwar' is in the hearts of Kashmiris. I promise that the development works in J&K will not stop at any cost. In the next few days, Ramazan is going to begin. I want to extend my best wishes to the people of the country for Ramazan…"

Mar 7, 2024 2:03 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE Updates: In Srinagar, PM emphasises on ‘Wed in India’ call

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to a gathering in Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium says,"Now my next mission is 'Wed in India'. People should come to J&K and host their weddings...The world has seen how G20 was organised in J&K. There was a time when people used to say, who will go to J&K for tourism? Today, tourism in J&K is breaking all the records. In 2023, more than 2 crore tourists have come here...Now big celebrities from across the world are also coming to J&K."

Mar 7, 2024 1:57 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE Updates: PM addresses public rally in Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a public rally in Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium says “Today, 6 projects have been dedicated to the country under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme. Apart from this, the next phase of the 'Swadesh Darshan' scheme has also been launched. Under this also, about 30 projects have been started for Jammu and Kashmir and other places in the country.”

Mar 7, 2024 1:50 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE Updates: ‘I have been able to win your hearts,’ says PM in Srinagar

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium says “Whenever I came here after 2014, I have always said that I am making all these efforts, to win your hearts and I am seeing that I have been able to win your hearts. I will keep trying hard. This is Modi's guarantee.”

Mar 7, 2024 1:44 PM IST

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: ‘Feeling of coming to the heaven,’ says PM in Srinagar

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began to address a public gathering at Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium during 'Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir' program.

PM Modi says "The feeling of coming to the heaven on earth is beyond words..."

Mar 7, 2024 1:40 PM IST

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: PM interacts with recipients from diverse locations in J&K

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: At the 'Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir' event held at Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium, Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged with beneficiaries hailing from Shopian, Jammu, Kupwara, Srinagar, Ganderbal, Bandipura, Kathua, and Kishtwar.

Mar 7, 2024 1:26 PM IST

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: PM interacts with Nazim, a beneficiary

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: At the 'Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir' programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged in an interaction with Nazim, a beneficiary of the Viksit Bharat initiative, held at Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium today.

Mar 7, 2024 1:19 PM IST

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: ‘This is parivar,’ says Union Minister Jitendra Singh in Srinagar

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: Speaking at the 'Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir' program in Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium, alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Jitendra Singh says, “This is 'Modi ka parivar'. These members of your family have been waiting here since morning with the desire to see you. They know that the passion with which you can understand their pain, nobody else can do it. Prime Minister, you freed the people from the long, dark night of misery and changed their destiny...The hands that held guns until yesterday now hold iPads and computers. The fingers that were covered in blood until yesterday are now knitting Pashmina and showing their talent to the entire world. Today, this open sky is free of the clouds of sadness...Every resident here has joined the journey of 'Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir' so that when you build a new India tomorrow, we too can proudly tell the future generations that we too made a little contribution towards it.”

Mar 7, 2024 1:16 PM IST

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: PM Modi hands over govt appointment letters to new recruits

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributed appointment letters at Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium.

The appointment letters were given to nearly 1,000 newly recruited government employees in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mar 7, 2024 1:12 PM IST

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: Modi unveils multiple developmental projects worth ₹6,400 crore

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled and inaugurated 53 projects valued at Rs. 6,400 crore at Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium.

This marks Modi's inaugural visit to the Kashmir valley following the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.

The prime minister arrived at Srinagar airport before proceeding to Badamibagh Cantonment, home to the Army's 15th Chinar Corps headquarters.

Mar 7, 2024 12:50 PM IST

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: J&K LG Manoj Sinha in rally says ‘today the flag of peace and development is flying high’

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha says “On behalf of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, I welcome PM Modi in Srinagar. In the last 10 years, the development of J&K has been PM Modi's priority. Today, J&K is shining with pride. For the last 3 decades, the valley of Kashmir was bled to death by terrorism and injustice and today the flag of peace and development is flying high here under your leadership.”

Mar 7, 2024 12:47 PM IST

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: Modi to distribute 1,000 appointment letters to new recruits

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: PM Modi during his visit to Srinagar today, will distribute appointment letters to nearly 1,000 newly recruited government employees in Jammu and Kashmir and also interact with the beneficiaries of various central schemes, including women achievers, farmers and entrepreneurs.

Mar 7, 2024 12:44 PM IST

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: Ex-Block Development Council member on PM Modi's visit to J&K

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: Ex-Block Development Council (BDC) member, Aashfa Tabassum says, “PM Modi has done good work. We hope that he will do good work for us too. He has provided us with schemes and houses for the poor. There are good schemes for women too.”

People gathered at Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium to attend PM Modi's 'Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir' programme.

Mar 7, 2024 12:39 PM IST

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: PM Modi visits exhibition, showcasing local products of J&K in Srinagar | Watch

Mar 7, 2024 12:29 PM IST

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: Crowds throng Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium to attend PM's rally

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: Scores of individuals from various parts of Jammu and Kashmir flocked to Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium on Thursday, donning masks resembling Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chanting his name, to attend his rally scheduled to begin shortly.

In addition to the Modi mask-wearing attendees, hundreds of BJP supporters, characterised by their tricoloured turbans, also converged at the venue, presenting a challenge for security personnel tasked with crowd management.

Officials mentioned that stringent security measures were in place, although there were no restrictions on people's movement.

According to officials, life in the Kashmir valley remained unaffected, with most shops and businesses operating as usual.

(PTI)

Mar 7, 2024 12:21 PM IST

Narendra Modi Kashmir visit LIVE updates: PM arrives in Srinagar, to address rally shortly

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Srinagar on Thursday to participate in the 'Viksit Bharat, Viksit Jammu Kashmir' program, where he is set to unveil numerous development projects valued at over 6,400 crore and address a public gathering, as per officials.

Officials said that the prime minister landed at Srinagar airport and proceeded to Badamibagh Cantonment, the headquarters of the Army's 15th Chinar Corps, according to PTI.

They added that at Badamibagh Cantonment, Modi would lay a wreath at the War Memorial to honour the fallen soldiers.

Subsequently, Modi would travel to Bakshi Stadium, the venue for the Prime Minister's event, via Gupkar and Zero Bridge in a motorcade.

Mar 7, 2024 11:59 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah on PM's visit to J&K

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: Former chief minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah criticised the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday, alleging that they were making extensive efforts to gather a crowd for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's imminent rally.

He claimed that thousands of government employees had been instructed to gather at specific locations before dawn to be transported to Modi's rally venue.

"Employees, men and women in 1000s are being asked to assemble between 4:30 am and 5:30 am in the freezing temperatures to be bused to the venue. This participation isn't optional, it's compulsory. Employees who don't show up are being threatened with disciplinary action by their dept heads," he said on X.

Mar 7, 2024 11:49 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on PM's visit to J&K

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kashmir is “solely aimed at rallying support from the BJP's core voter base across the nation ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.”

Mufti alleged on Thursday that government employees were compelled to attend the prime minister's event venue.

Mar 7, 2024 11:39 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: Srinagar decks up for PM's visit | Watch

Mar 7, 2024 11:22 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: Huge crowd gathers at Bakshi Stadium ahead of PM's visit

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: A large gathering congregates at Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar for the ‘Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir’ event, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to attend.

During the event, PM Modi will unveil schemes worth approximately 5,000 crore to enhance the agricultural economy in Jammu And Kashmir.

Mar 7, 2024 11:03 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: A local Kashmiri on PM Modi's visit to J&K

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: “People of Jammu & Kashmir, especially the youth, are very happy and thankful for what Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done for them. Serious efforts have been made by the government for the overall development of the UT, especially providing employment opportunities to the youth,” said Bashir Ahmed Dar, a local Kashmiri ahead of PM Modi's rally in Srinagar today.

(X/Informationa and PR, J&K)

Mar 7, 2024 10:41 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: Former deputy chief Muzuffar Baig to attend PM's rally in Srinagar

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: Former deputy chief Muzuffar Baig arrived at Bakshi Stadium to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Srinagar.

By midday, PM Modi is scheduled to arrive at Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar to partake in the 'Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir' initiative.

Mar 7, 2024 10:17 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: What Supreme Court said about Article 370 abrogation

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: The Supreme Court issued a ruling regarding revocating Articles 370 and 35A on December 11, 2023.

The court noted that the decision made on August 5, 2019, to abolish Article 370, thereby eliminating the special status of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir, aimed at strengthening constitutional unity rather than causing division.

Additionally, the Court acknowledged that Article 370 was not intended to be permanent.

Mar 7, 2024 10:01 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: People head towards Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium ahead of PM's visit

Narendra Modi in Kashmir LIVE updates: People head towards Srinagar's Bakshi Stadium to attend Prime Minister NarendraModi's ‘Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir’ program

Mar 7, 2024 8:32 AM IST

Narendra Modi LIVE updates: PM to announce 42 toursit spots under ‘Challenge Based Destination Development (CBDD) Scheme’

Narendra Modi LIVE updates: During today's program in Srinagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil 42 tourist destinations chosen under the “Challenge Based Destination Development (CBDD) Scheme”.

• This innovative scheme, introduced during the Union Budget 2023-24, aims to enhance tourist experiences by fostering the development of destinations while promoting sustainability and enhancing competitiveness in the tourism sector.

• The 42 destinations are categorized into four groups: 16 in Culture & Heritage Destinations, 11 in spiritual destinations, 10 in Ecotourism and Amrit Dharohar, and 5 in Vibrant Villages.

Mar 7, 2024 8:01 AM IST

Narendra Modi LIVE updates: What is ‘Chalo India Global Diaspora Campaign’?

Narendra Modi LIVE updates: PM Modi will launch the ‘Chalo India Global Diaspora Campaign’ today during his visit to Srinagar.

• The objective is to motivate the Indian diaspora to become ambassadors for Incredible India and advocate for tourism in the country.

• This initiative stems from the Prime Minister's call to diaspora members, urging them to encourage at least five non-Indian acquaintances to visit India.

• With over 30 million overseas Indians, the diaspora holds significant potential to boost Indian tourism as cultural envoys.

Mar 7, 2024 7:45 AM IST

Narendra Modi LIVE updates: 43 projects to develop a wide range of pilgrimage and tourist sites across the country to be launched

Narendra Modi LIVE updates: PM Modi will inaugurate approximately 43 projects to enhance various pilgrimage and tourist destinations across India.

• These projects encompass significant religious sites such as the Annavaram Temple in Andhra Pradesh, Navagraha Temples in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Sri Chamundeshwari Devi Temple in Karnataka, Karni Mata Mandir in Rajasthan, Maa Chintpurni Temple in Himachal Pradesh, and the Basilica of Bom Jesus Church in Goa, among others.

• Furthermore, the projects include the development of diverse sites and experience centres such as the Mechuka Adventure Park in Arunachal Pradesh, Rural Tourism Cluster Experience in Uttarakhand, Ecotourism zone in Telangana, Meghalayan Age Cave Experience and Waterfall Trails in Meghalaya, Reimagining Cinnamara Tea Estate in Assam, Ecotourism experience in Punjab, and Julley Leh Biodiversity Park in Leh, among others.

Mar 7, 2024 7:23 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar LIVE updates: J&K BJP spokesperson Altaf Thakur on PM Modi's visit

PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar LIVE updates: Ahead of PM Modi's visit, Bharatiya Janata Party's Jammu and Kashmir spokesperson Altaf Thakur said, “For us the presence of Narendra Modi is going to be a big boost for our cadres. Besides developmental projects, there is every possibility that he will convey some good news to people of Kashmir.”

Mar 7, 2024 7:17 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar LIVE updates: All about the initiative ‘Dekho Apna Desh People’s Choice 2024’ to be launched today

PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar LIVE updates: PM Modi will also launch the ‘Dekho Apna Desh People’s Choice 2024’ initiative today.

• The nationwide poll aims to connect with citizens, identifying top tourist attractions and comprehending perceptions in five tourism sectors: Spiritual, Cultural & Heritage, Nature & Wildlife, Adventure, and an additional category.

• In addition to the primary categories, the ‘other’ option allows participants to vote for personal favourites, revealing hidden tourism gems such as Vibrant Border Villages, Wellness Tourism, Wedding Tourism, and more.

• This polling initiative is conducted on the MyGov platform, the citizen engagement portal of the Indian Government.

Mar 7, 2024 6:55 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar LIVE updates: Preparations ahead of Prime Minister's visit

PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar LIVE updates: Here is all you need to know about the preparation for the prime minister's visit to Srinagar today.

• Ahead of PM Modi's visit for the 'Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir' program, Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar is adorned with the national tricolour.

• Schools along the route are closed to ensure the safety and orderly proceedings of the high-profile event, and board exams scheduled for Thursday are postponed.

• Surveillance efforts are ramped up using drones and CCTV cameras while security forces intensify foot patrolling within a two-kilometre radius of the venue.

• The Srinagar Police has temporarily prohibited using drones and quadcopters within the city limits. Designating Srinagar as a “Temporary Red Zone” for drone activities, any unauthorized drone operations will face penalties as per the provisions of Rule 24(2) of Drone Rules, 2021.

• Marine commandos are stationed in the Jhelum River and Dal Lake to deter illicit activities in these water bodies.

Mar 7, 2024 6:39 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar LIVE updates: Initiatives under ‘Swadesh Darshan’ and ‘PRASHAD’ schemes

PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar LIVE updates: Today, multiple initiatives under the Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD schemes, worth over 1400 crore, are slated for launch. These projects, to be inaugurated by PM Modi, encompass a range of developments -

• The 'Integrated Development of Hazratbal Shrine' in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir.

• Tourism facilities in the Northeast circuit in Meghalaya.

• Spiritual Circuits in Bihar and Rajasthan.

• Rural and Tirthankar Circuits in Bihar.

• The development of Jogulamba Devi Temple in Jogulamba Gadwal District, Telangana.

• The development of Amarkantak Temple in Annupur District, Madhya Pradesh.

Mar 7, 2024 6:24 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar LIVE updates: What is the ‘Holistic Agriculture Development Programme (HADP)’ to be launched today?

PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar LIVE updates: The 'Holistic Agriculture Development Programme' (HADP) is set to be inaugurated by PM Modi in Srinagar today.

• It is an integrated initiative covering all aspects of agriculture in Jammu and Kashmir, including horticulture, agriculture, and livestock husbandry.

• This program aims to provide skill development opportunities to approximately 2.5 lakh farmers through the dedicated Daksh Kisan portal. Additionally, it includes the establishment of around 2000 Kisan Khidmat Ghars and the implementation of robust value chains to support the welfare of the farming community.

• Ultimately, the program is expected to generate employment and benefit numerous marginalised families in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mar 7, 2024 6:15 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar LIVE updates: Prime Minister's first visit after Article 370 abrogation. What is it?

PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar LIVE updates: The prime minister's visit today marks his first trip to the Union Territory after the abrogation of “Article 370”. Know about it -

• Article 370, a provision within the Indian constitution, granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, allowing the state to maintain its own constitution, flag, and a significant degree of autonomy in most matters, except defence, foreign affairs, and communications.

• In the 2019 Presidential orders, Parliament redefined the term “constituent assembly of Jammu and Kashmir” to refer to the “Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir”. Subsequently, it utilised the powers of the Legislative Assembly during the President's rule to revoke Article 370.

• The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, received parliamentary approval on August 5, 2019. This legislation divided the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two separate Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Mar 7, 2024 6:05 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar LIVE updates: Multiple developmental projects worth more than ₹6,400 crore set for launch

PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar LIVE updates: During his initial trip to Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is poised to unveil developmental projects worth more than 6,400 crore and deliver a public address in Srinagar today.

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