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Amma two-wheeler scheme launched, aimed at women empowerment

26 February, 2018, 02:33 | Author: Melinda Barton
  • A statue of Jayalalithaa unveiled by the AIADMK's top leaders today on the occassion of her birth anniversary

PM Modi handed over keys of two-wheelers to 1000 beneficiaries during the inaugural event. He spoke of his government's policies for Tamil Nadu, saying, "When there was a Congress-led government at the Centre, Tamil Nadu got Rs 81,000 crore under the 13th Finance Commission". By extending education to women, you are educating the entire household.

The Prime Minister explained that women will be given loans worth Rs10 lakh to set up business.

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on February 24 unveiled a statue of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to mark the 70 birth anniversary of Amma. He launched the scooter scheme at the outset of his visit.

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


Highlighting the need to empower women in the country, he said, "When a woman is empowered, the entire household is empowered". Talking about the Jan Dhan Yojana, he said that out of 31 crore Jan Dhan accounts, women hold about 16 crore accounts. "After the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) came to power, this state received Rs 1,80,000 crore under the 14th Finance Commission". "I am told that on Amma's 70th birthday, 70 lakh saplings will be planted across Tamil Nadu".

Referring to the long coastline, Modi said the central government has given Rs 100 crore to Tamil Nadu for converting 750 fishing boats to long-liners for deep sea fishing.

The Tamil Nadu government will launch the scheme of Rs. 25000 subsidy for women to buy two-wheelers. 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. Registration of houses under government schemes is being done in the name of women.

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

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