Monday, 24 September, 2018

PM launches subsidised 'Amma' 2 wheeler scheme, calls for women empowerment

Narendra Modi will launch the ambitious Amma two-wheeler scheme that envisages providing 50 per cent subsidy to 1 lakh working women every year to buy mopeds — a key promise made by late J. Jayalalithaa in the 2016 elections — on Saturday here Amma scooter: On J Jayalalithaa's birth anniversary, PM Narendra Modi to launch new welfare scheme for women in
Kelvin Reese | 26 February, 2018, 02:32

"On this auspicious occasion I request you (Modi) to take appropriate action for the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board and for implementing Cauvery regulation committee as per the SC guidance", he said, addressing PM Modi.

"When we empower women, the entire household is empowered". In his address, Modi pointed out that while Congress was at the centre Tamil Nadu received 81,000 crores under the 13th finance commission. When we educate a woman, we ensure her family is educated.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the scheme that was one of Jayalalithaa's poll promises ahead of the 2016 Assembly elections.

Earlier in the day Chief Minister Palaniswami and his deputy Paneerselvam unveiled a statue of Jayalalithaa at the AIADMK office.

The Chief Minister also recalled a slew of welfare initiatives and freebie schemes launched by Jayalalithaa.

"We made a change in the Factory's Act and suggested States to allow women to work in night shifts as well". Talking about the Jan Dhan Yojana, he said that out of 31 crore Jan Dhan accounts, women hold about 16 crore accounts.

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Under the scheme, the state government offers 50 percent subsidy up to Rs 25,000 for the working women to buy two-wheelers. "The schemes of Union government are protecting nature even as we empower women", the prime minister said.

To add to this, AIADMK Minister Kadambur Raju also said that the sculptor himself will make the changes to the statue which received a lot of criticism for its lack of resemblance to the former AIADMK leader. I am told that on Amma's 70th birthday, 70 lakh plants will be planted across Tamil Nadu.

Later in the evening, the Prime Minister will be in Surat for the flagging off of the "Run for New India Marathon".

The subsidy scheme has been christened "Amma Two-wheeler Scheme".

The Prime Minister said he was happy to note that homes built under the Prime Minister's housing scheme were registered in the names of women.

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