Empowering women is empowering entire household: PM Modi

Narendra Modi will launch the ambitious Amma two-wheeler scheme that envisages providing 50 per cent subsidy to 1 lakh working women every year to buy mopeds — a key promise made by late J. Jayalalithaa in the 2016 elections — on Saturday here

"This is a big step", PM Modi said.

He also claimed slammed Congress and claimed that Tamil Nadu has received more funds under the NDA rule than Congress reign. By extending education to women, you are educating the entire household.

The Prime Minister, who planted a sapling to mark the event, is scheduled to stay at Raj Bhavan here later tonight and leave for neighbouring Puducherry tomorrow.

Earlier in the day Chief Minister Palaniswami and his deputy Paneerselvam unveiled a statue of Jayalalithaa at the AIADMK office.

Modi dwelt at length on the various schemes the recent Union budget had envisaged for the benefit of women.

Stressing on the achievements of his government, Modi said the focus is on improving "Ease of Living" for the common citizen.

"When we empower women, the entire household is empowered...", said PM Modi. Under Jan Dhan Yojana, 31 crore bank accounts have been opened.

Jayalalithaa's pet project "Amma two-wheeler subsidy scheme" would be launched later in the evening by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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.

Palaniswami will soon lead a delegation of farmers and leaders from all parties to urge Modi to constitute the Cauvery Management Board within six weeks, as directed by the Supreme Court.

To add to this, AIADMK Minister Kadambur Raju also said that the sculptor himself will make the changes to the statue which received a lot of criticism for its lack of resemblance to the former AIADMK leader.

During the 2016 Assembly election, she had promised 50 percent subsidy for women to purchase two-wheelers. Hailing Modi, Panneerselvam said the Prime Minister was "courageously leading India".

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

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