Govt schemes launched to make life of poor better: PM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Mar 2018 09:10:58


By Sangita Bakaya,


PRIME Minister Narendra Modi flagged off a new train between his parliamentary constituency Varanasi and Patna on Monile highlighting the role his Government’s schemes like ‘Ayushman Bharat’ and ‘Pradhan Mantri Poshan Yojana’ were playing to better the lives of the poor, especially women. He also urged IITians and other bright minds to find ways of harness solar energy for cooking and also spoke for a fest encouraging waste to wealth concepts.

Overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response from the people, Modi, who was accompanied by French first couple, President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, said Varanasi was his second home.

Addressing a public meeting at the DLW Grounds here after a visit to Mirzapur, where he along with Macron launched a 75 MW solar power plant, the Prime Minister spoke of his Government’s welfare initiatives.

The Ayushman Bharat will go a long way in helping the poor and the downtrodden to foot hospital bills. He said the scheme was launched to ensure the poor did not face dearth of funds for medical care. “If one member of a poor family falls ill, the entire family gets disturbed, and the financial position is affected badly,” he said. Modi also mentioned the Pradhan Mantri Poshan Mission scheme to ensure nutrition to children, especially girls.

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