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     Raipur, Feb 09, 2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on April 21 launch a ‘Rural-Urban (Rurban) mission in Chhattisgarh, aimed at proper implementation of various development schemes.

     The Prime Minister has given his consent to launch the ambitious Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban (Rural-Urban) mission from Dongargarh in Chhattisgarh on February 21, the state government said.

     Modi would also the lay foundation stones for housing-for-all scheme and electronic manufacturing cluster. He would also inaugurate a jungle safari, the government said.

     After meeting the Prime Minister, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said Modi will launch the mission in the presence of villagers, representatives from self help groups and panchayati raj institutions.

     The Chief Minister said that rural and urban areas will be developed into clusters for implementation of development schemes under Rurban mission.

     The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for housing scheme in Naya Raipur. Under the scheme, 40,000 EWS and LIG houses will be constructed towards achieving the target of housing for all by 2022 under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana.

     The electronic manufacturing cluster will be developed on 70 acres of land in Naya Raipur at an estimated cost of Rs 90 crore. It is estimated that capital investment of Rs 2,000 crore and employment opportunities for over 3,800 youths would be generated by it.

     Modi would also inaugurate a jungle safari in Naya Raipur developed in an area of 320.15 hectare at a cost of Rs 226 crore.
      Dr Singh also met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu and sought their help in completing various development works in his state related to their ministries.

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