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Narendra Modi launches subsidised two-wheeler scheme in Chennai

26 February, 2018, 02:30 | Author: Samuel Sharp
  • PM Narendra Modi to launch Amma two-wheeler scheme in Chennai today

Highlighting the need to empower women in the country, he said, "When a woman is empowered, the entire household is empowered".

Modi symbolically handed over the keys and registration certificates of two wheelers to five women on the occasion, reports PTI.

"By empowering women, you are empowering the entire household. When we help with women's education we ensure the entire family is educated", he said, adding their good health keeps the entire family healthy.

Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme hat envisages providing 50 per cent subsidy to 1 lakh working women every year to buy mopeds.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said, "Tamil Nadu government continues to be inspired by the principles of Amma". "I am told that on Amma's 70th birthday, 70 lakh saplings will be planted across Tamil Nadu". Under 13th Finance Commission, the state received only ₹81,000 crore from the Congress-led Centre. The Factories Act will be amended to permit women to work at night.

Palaniswami in his address urged Modi to take steps to set up the Cauvery Management Board and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee, as directed by the Supreme Court. One post said the statue looked like the legendary actor K. B. Sundarambal, another said it resembled a former minister, yet another said it surely was modeled after a party senior's wife while many others were convinced it had close resemblance to a prominent freedom fighter from the south.

Stating that Amma had implemented several schemes for the safety and well being of women, right from their birth to old age, Panneerselvam said the scooter scheme too envisioned by the late leader, was for people's welfare and development.

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.

From the airport he went to naval base INS Adyar by a helicopter and from there he went by road to Kalaivanar Arangam where the function was held.

The Prime Minister further said that he is glad to launch the Amma's dream project - the Amma Two Wheeler Scheme.



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