Empowering women is empowering entire household: PM Modi

Feb 26, 2018, 02:29
Empowering women is empowering entire household: PM Modi

List out various schemes of his government that aimed at women empowerment, he said, "When we empower women in our family, we empower our country".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the subsidised scooter scheme for working women on the occasion of RPT the occasion of the 70th birth anniversary celebrations of late leader Jayalalithaa.

Modi symbolically handed over the keys and registration certificates of two wheelers to five women on the occasion, reports PTI. These initiatives will go a long way in empowering women", " said PM Modi. The policy also allows only one woman per family to utilize the scheme. When we educate a woman, we ensure her family is educated.

"When we secure her future, we secure the future of the entire household".

Jayalalithaa's pet project "Amma two-wheeler subsidy scheme" would be launched later in the evening by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also announced that seventy lakh plants will be planted across Tamil Nadu on Jayalalithaa's 70th birth anniversary.

"When Congress was ruling, Tamil Nadu received Rs 81,000 crore under the 13th Finance Commission". "Union government has so far given 3.5 crore free gas connections under this scheme". Talking to reporters here, he said the party was aware of the criticism over the lack of resemblance of the statue, erected on the premises of the party's headquarters here in Chennai, with the late leader.

Prime Minister Modi arrived in Chennai at 5:30 PM for his two-day visit to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

The scheme, providing 50% subsidized two wheelers to working women, was part of late Jayalalithaa's 2016 election manifesto.

"It was honourable Amma who took Tamil Nadu on the path of development, be it education or help to the poor, all schemes were focused to uplift people".

70th birthday of the former chief-minister was observed with gaiety all over the State by AIADMK cadres.

Last month, the state government increased the subsidy component under the scheme from Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000.