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Modi to visit Varanasi, Ghazipur on Saturday

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New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi and Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday to inaugurate development projects, besides addressing a rally.

He will dedicate the 6th International Rice Research Institute South Asia Regional Centre campus to the nation at Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency.

He will also attend ‘One District, One Product’ regional summit at Deendayal Hastakala Sankul in Varanasi.

An official release said the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) South Asia Regional Centre is located on the campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi and will serve as a hub for rice research and training in South Asia and SAARC region.

“It is the first such international centre in eastern India and is expected to play a major role in harnessing and sustaining rice production in the region,” the release said.

India’s association with IRRI dates back to the 1960s. Modi had visited IRRI headquarters in Manila in November 2017 and had discussed agricultural innovations and research advances for the rice sector.

Modi will attend the ‘One District, One Product’ Regional Summit at Deendayal Hastakala Sankul (Trade Facilitation Centre & Crafts Museum) in Varanasi.

The release said that ‘One District One Product’ scheme is aimed at enhancing skills of local people and increasing the reach of the indigenous trades, crafts and products from small towns and small districts in the state.

At Ghazipur, Modi will release a commemorative postal stamp on Maharaja Suheldeo and also address a rally.

–IANS
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