PM Modi will visit Punjab, his first after the abolition of agriculture law

PM Modi to lay foundation stone for development projects worth over Rs 42,750 crore

Chandigarh: Around 10,000 security personnel have been deployed in Punjab’s Ferozepur district ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, which is being opposed by some farmers’ unions.

PM Modi is visiting Punjab after a gap of two years and will lay the foundation stone for projects worth Rs 42,750 crore.

Some farmers are demanding the union government to bring in a law to guarantee the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and withdraw police cases against farmers protesting the Centre’s agricultural laws.

Additional Director General of Police G Nageswara Rao said that adequate security arrangements have been made ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ferozepur in Punjab on Wednesday.

Officials said around 10,000 security personnel would be deployed in the border district in view of the Prime Minister’s visit.

Officials said the Punjab Police is working in coordination with the NSG, Army and BSF to ensure tight security arrangements.

An anti-drone team has also been deployed, he said.

PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for development projects worth over Rs 42,750 crore, including the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway and the PGIMER satellite center at Ferozepur.

The projects also include four-laning of the Amritsar-Una section, Mukerian-Talwara broad gauge railway line and two new medical colleges at Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur.

PM Modi’s visit comes after his government repealed three of its controversial agriculture laws, which led to a year-long farmers’ agitation along Delhi’s borders.

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