PM Modi to visit Varanasi today

Sat 29 Dec 2018, 10:17:47
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi and Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh today.

Mr Modi will dedicate to the nation the 6th International Rice Research Institute South Asia Regional Centre campus in Varanasi. It will serve as a hub for rice research and training in South Asia and SAARC region.

The first international Center in eastern India is expected to play a major role in harnessing and sustaining rice production in the region.

Prime Minister will also attend the One District, One Product Regional Summit at Deendayal Hastakala Sankul in Varanasi. One District One Product scheme is aimed at enhancing the skills of local people and increasing the reach of the indigenous trades, crafts and products from small towns and districts in the state.

These include handicrafts, food processing, engineering goods, carpets, readymade clothes and leather goods which not only earn foreign exchange but also provide employment to the people.

Mr Modi will also release a commemorative postal stamp on the Maharaja Suheldeo in Ghazipur where he will also address a public rally.

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