Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for seven projects related to urban infrastructure in Bihar under 'Namami Gange' and 'AMRUT' schemes through video conferencing. 

Out of these, four projects are related to water supply, two to sewerage treatment and one to riverfront development. The total cost of these projects is 541 crore rupees. The implementation of these projects has been undertaken by Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd.

During his address, the Prime Minister said, the programme is taking place on the occasion of Engineer's Day which marks the birth anniversary of great engineer of the country M Vishvesvaraya. He asserted that engineers of the country have made an unprecedented contribution in building the nation as well as the world.

Mr. Modi said, more than 50 projects worth 6000 crore rupees have been approved in Bihar to keep river Ganga clean. He said, several tourist spots are emerging along the bank of Ganga. He expressed hope that the Namami Gange project will change the life pattern of the people. The Prime Minister said that under the Namami Gange mission, development work on more than 180 ghats is going on in the country.  
The Prime Minister said, due to joint efforts of the Center and the  Bihar government, basic amenities like drinking water and sewer are constantly improving in the cities across the State.  

The Prime Minister said, in the last one year, over two crore water connections have been given all over the country under the Jal Jeevan Mission.  

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was also present on the occasion. Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for extending support to Bihar. 

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