Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched development schemes worth Rs 1,000 crore for Daman and Diu, and also inaugurated a flight connecting Ahmedabad to coastal town of Diu. PM also inaugurated a flight connecting Ahmadabad to coastal town of Diu under the Centres regional connectivity scheme UDAN. The launched helicopter service will connect Daman and Diu. PM Narendra MOdi further added that the air connectivity will boost tourism as tourists who want to visit the Somnath temple, Gir forest (in Gujarat) can now go (there) from Diu.
Udan Scheme is the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme, as it is a key component of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s National Civil Aviation Policy. Several states have come on board by signing the “Memorandum of Understanding” with the union government for this scheme. Scheme Udan which is a centre’s connectivity scheme will be jointly funded by the center government and state governments.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR):
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Development schemes for Daman and Diu by PM Narendra Modi:
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched several development programmes worth Rs 1,000 crore in Daman and Diu. To boost tourism in the region PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Air Odishas flight connecting Ahmedabad with Diu under the Centres regional connectivity scheme UDAN. PM Modi further added the air connectivity will boost tourism as tourists who want to visit the Somnath temple, Gir forest (in Gujarat) can now go (there) from Diu.
- The helicopter services between Daman and Diu launched by Narendra Modi to be operated by Pawan Hans Ltd. The chopper service is expected to reduce the 16-hour distance between the two Union territories by road to an hour by flight.
- PM Modi announced that under the Centre’s ‘blue revolution’ programme, the government is providing long-range fishing boats at subsidised rates to the fisherman and also a slew of development programmes for Diu and said VAT on diesel provided to fishermen have been cut to zero.
- A slew of projects, including a water treatment plant, a gas pipeline, an electric sub-station, a municipal market and a foot-bridge for the union territory has been laid down by PM Narendra .
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated anganwadis (child care centres) and schools constructed under corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
India and Germany have inked MoU or “ Memorandum of Understanding” for Implementation Agreement in Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities in India. The objective of the programme is to develop and apply concepts for sustainable urban development about the provision of urban basic services and housing in selected cities and Smart Cities in India.
The MoU signed between Union Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs and the German development agency Gesellschaft f Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of Germany. GIZ here would develop and apply concepts for sustainable urban development providing urban basic services and housing in select cities as well as smart cities in India.
Urban Development programme:
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- To develop modules for providing urban basic services and housing for smart cities, An Indo-German MOU has been signed for an “Implementation Agreement in Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities in India”.
- The ‘Sustainable Urban Development Programme – Smart Cities in India’ project support to Government of India will seek to achieve the set target of promoting sustainable urban development under the national urban missions/programmes such as Smart Cities Mission.
- The project will continue for a duration of three years (starting from 2018 till December 2020, and the German contribution to the project is up to 8 million EUR. The focus of the project is basically to integrate planning approaches for the three Smart Cities with development of local innovations and pilot approaches pertaining to the provision of affordable housing and basic services within the three cities.
- Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs added that in the area of integrated planning, provision of affordable housing and basic services with particular focus on water, waste water and solid waste management and mobility, the Technical cooperation measure will definitely support approaches for sustainable urban development.
- MoHUA and GIZ will jointly focus on on implementing Government of India’s missions, the optimisation of the national orientation framework and the dissemination of practice-proven approaches on sustainable urban development.