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PM Modi lays foundation stone of 4 medical colleges, inaugurates CIPET in Rajasthan

Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot were also present on the occasion.

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New Delhi, First Published Sep 30, 2021, 12:03 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology (CIPET) in Rajasthan's Jaipur district via video-conferencing. He also laid the foundation stone of four medical colleges in Banswara, Sirohi, Hanumangarh and Dausa districts.

As per a press release by the Prime Minister's Office, these medical colleges have been sanctioned under the centrally sponsored scheme for the "establishment of new medical colleges attached with district/ referral hospitals".

"Preference to set up medical colleges is given to underserved, backward and aspirational districts. Under three phases of the Scheme, 157 new medical colleges have been approved across the nation," the release informed.

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Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot were also present on the occasion.

CIPET: Institute of Petrochemicals Technology has been established in Jaipur by the Rajasthan government, along with the Government of India. “It is self-sustainable and will serve the needs of the petrochemical and allied industries. It will also provide education to youth to become skilled technical professionals,” the PMO release said.

In a tweet, Modi expresses happiness over the fact that in the last seven years, the government has made “great progress” in setting up of medical colleges across India. 

“Top quality education is a priority for our Government. At 11am, CIPET: Institute of Petrochemicals Technology, Jaipur will be inaugurated. This institution will cater to the aspirations of youngsters who want to study aspects relating to petrochem and energy sectors,” the Prime Minister wrote. 

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