Amma two-wheeler scheme launched, aimed at women empowerment
Chennai : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched Amma two-wheeler scheme for working women on the occasion of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
The scheme, aimed at women empowerment, will provide scooters to working women at a subsidized rate of upto 50 percent.
Announcing the scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is glad to launch one of the pet projects by Jayalalithaa. He said developing women, means developing the whole house.
"When we help with a woman's education, we ensure that the family is educated," he said.
"When we facilitate her good health,we help keep the family healthy. When we secure her future,we secure future of the entire home," he further added.
He also claimed slammed Congress and claimed that Tamil Nadu has received more funds under the NDA rule than Congress reign.
"When there was a Congress-led Government at the Centre, Tamil Nadu had received Rs 81,000 crore under the 13th Finance Commission. After the NDA came to power, this state received Rs 1,80,000 crore under the 14th Finance Commission," he said.