Sri Narendramodi Honorable Prime Minister of India visted dharmasthala on 29.10.2017 offered prayers at the  Lord Manjunatheshwara temple in Dharmasthala.
At Ujire, the prime minister attended a function of the Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project, where he distributed Rupay cards and launched the 'Digitised SHG (self-help group) Member Transaction' and 'Preserve Mother Earth' campaigns.The State Bank of India and SKDRDP will sign an agreement to enable cashless transaction for members having Rupay cards.