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Chennai: PM Modi launches Amma Scooter Scheme on Jayalalithaa's birth anniversary

26 February 2018

"All our people-centric programs have been oriented towards this aim", Modi said.

"By empowering women, you are empowering the entire household".

"When Congress was ruling, Tamil Nadu received Rs 81,000 crore under the 13th Finance Commission". By extending education to women, you are educating the entire household.

Earlier, the Prime Minister also launched 70-lakh tree sapling planting drive across the state to commemorate the 70th birth anniversary celebrations of late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

Earlier on Saturday, Modi visited Daman to launch several development projects.

"We made a change in the Factory's Act and suggested States to allow women to work in night shifts as well".

Chennai: Lauding the role played by women in securing the welfare of their families, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that schemes for their benefit would go a long way in further empowering them.

Among the 31 crore Jan Dhan bank accounts, meant for the poorest of the poor, 16 crore were of women.

Chief Minister E. Palanisamy also spoke at the function to launch late Jayalalithaa's pet project "Amma two-wheeler scheme" crediting Jayalalithaa's for making efforts to develop Tamil Nadu.

Palaniswami utilised the presence of Modi on the dais and requested him to take necessary steps to set up the Cauvery Management Board and Cauvery Water Regulation Committee as per the apex court's order in the Cauvery river water dispute case. EPS and deputy chief-minister OPS, who is also the party convener, paid floral tributes to the former chief-minister's statue before inaugurating it. Hailing Modi, Panneerselvam said the Prime Minister was "courageously leading India". "Be it financial inclusion, easy availability of credit for farmers and small business, healthcare or sanitation, this is the basic mantra, with which the NDA Government at the Centre is working", he said.

The scheme, aimed at women empowerment, will provide scooters to working women at a subsidized rate of upto 50 percent. This Amma two wheeler scheme was proposed in the election manifesto by our Amma. I am told that on Amma's 70th birth anniversary, 70 lakh plants will be planted across Tamil Nadu.

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

Chennai: PM Modi launches Amma Scooter Scheme on Jayalalithaa's birth anniversary