PM Modi launches Amma Two Wheeler Scheme in Chennai

ANI | Updated: Feb 24, 2018 18:40 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb 24 (ANI): Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Amma Two Wheeler Scheme here on the birth anniversary of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

The scheme, which aims at providing 50 percent subsidy to all the working women to buy two-wheelers, was a pet project of Jayalalithaa.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said, "Tamil Nadu government continues to be inspired by the principles of Amma. This Amma two wheeler scheme was proposed in the election manifesto by our Amma. PM had close relationships with her."

"It was honorable Amma who took Tamil Nadu on the path of development, be it education or help to poor, all schemes were focused to uplift people. Water harvesting was a great initiative which is widely appreciated," said Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

Earlier the Prime Minister planted sapling near the entrance of Kalaivanar Arangam auditorium in Chennai.

At least 70 lakh saplings will be planted across Tamil Nadu to commemorate the 70th birth anniversary of Jayalalithaa.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received by Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister E Palanisamy, Panneerselvam and others at Chennai airport.

On Sunday, Prime Minister will be visiting Puducherry. He will offer floral tributes to Shri Aurobindo at Aurobindo Ashram and interact with students of Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education. He will also visit Auroville to release a commemorative postage stamp on the golden jubilee celebrations of Auroville followed by addressing a public meeting in Puducherry.(ANI)