PM Modi launches number of schemes for poor in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a number of schemes for the poor in Varanasi and emphasized on harnessing solar energy for cooking. PM Modi laid the foundation stone of various development projects worth over Rs. 800 crores in Varanasi. 

He also flagged off a new train- Kanshi-Patna Jan Shatabdi Express – between Varanasi and Patna. The Prime Minister also announced Ayushman Bharat scheme to ensure better healthcare facilities for the poor. 
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Exams-
  • Ayushman Bharat Programme/Scheme will generate lakhs of jobs, particularly for women.
  • Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency is the constituency of PM Narendra Modi.
Source- All India Radio (AIR News)