Poor getting insurance for less than price of tea, says PM Modi

ANI | Updated: Feb 11, 2018 23:08 IST

Muscat [Oman], Feb 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday proclaimed that the government provides insurance cover to the poor for less than the price of tea- at a premium of only 90 paise per day and Re 1 per month.

Referring to the 'Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana' and 'Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana' in his address to the Indian community in Oman, PM Modi said, "Today the poor are being given life insurance and safety insurance at a premium if 90 paise per day and Re 1 per month. I am a tea seller, so I know that 90 paise doesn't even get you tea."

Prime Minister Modi also elaborated on several other schemes launched by the government for the welfare of the poorer sections of the society, one of them being the most ambitious healthcare assurance scheme launched in the latest budget, Ayushman Bharat Yojana.

The Prime Minister further informed that next generation infrastructure is being developed in the country keeping in mind the needs of 21st century.

"We are working towards making transportation sector co-dependent. Highway, airway, railway and waterway are being integrated together according to each other' needs," he added.

The Prime Minister also said the country is now on its path to realizing the vision of new India where "even the poorest person gets the opportunity to progress, and is able to dream and achieve that dream."

PM Modi arrived in Muscat on Sunday, which is the last leg of his four-nation tour.(ANI)