To mark the 70th birth anniversary of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme.
It is a state-funded project that was first announced by Jayalalithaa in her party’s manifesto for the 2016 elections.
PM Modi noted that late leader Jayalalithaa would be very happy witnessing the happy faces of the women as he handed over the keys and registration books of scooters to five beneficiary women from Chennai.
scheme gives 50 per cent subsidy to women to buy a scooter
Praising the two-wheeler scheme and the decision to plant 70 lakh plants across the state to celebrate Jayalalithaa’s birth anniversary, the PM said that both women and nature are equally empowering.
He added that his government at the Central government is also working in this direction.
He was referring to Rs 4.6 lakh crore in credit being given without any bank guarantee.
It need be mentioned that Modi pointed out that while under Jan Dhan Yojana, 31 crore bank accounts have been opened, there are 16 crores women among them.
Modi also said that central government is engaged in Rs 24,000 crore worth of projects in Tamil Nadu with a contribution of Rs 3,700 crore allotted for Chennai Metro Rail project.
Earlier in the morning, as part of Jayalalithaa’s birthday celebrations, a six-foot-tall bronze statue of the late CM was unveiled by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam amid slogan-shouting by party cadres.