Mahtari Vandan Yojana: PM Modi Transfers Rs 655.57 crore over 70 lakh women in Chhattisgarh

The first installment of the ambitious Mahatari Vandan scheme of the Chhattisgarh government was released on Sunday, marking a historic moment. Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually transferred a total of 655 crores to the accounts of over 70 lakh women beneficiaries. Addressing the virtual program, PM Modi expressed his satisfaction in transferring funds directly to the accounts of his “mothers and sisters” from Kashi.
“This marks a significant step towards empowering women. With this scheme, we fulfill our commitment to provide financial assistance to over 70 lakh women,” said PM Modi, emphasizing the BJP government’s dedication to women’s welfare.

The main program, held at Science College Ground in Raipur, witnessed the presence of Chief Minister Vishnudeo Sai, Minister Laxmi Rajwade, Brijmohan Agrawal, Ramvichar Netam, and several other dignitaries.
PM Modi reiterated the government’s commitment to fulfill promises, stating, “Today, the first installment of 655 crores has been released under the scheme. I am grateful for this opportunity to witness the transformational impact of empowering women.”
He further announced plans to provide drones and training under the Namo Drone scheme, enabling women to enhance their income through agriculture. “We aim to uplift 3 crore women of the country, making them financially independent,” he added.
Highlighting the importance of women’s health, PM Modi emphasized, “A healthy family begins with healthy women.” He outlined government initiatives such as free vaccination and financial support during pregnancy to ensure maternal well-being.
Assuring continued support, PM Modi affirmed, “The double-engine government is committed to fulfilling its promises. We will uphold the guarantee of prosperity in Chhattisgarh.”
In the first phase, 70 lakh 12 thousand 800 eligible applicants received the first installment under the scheme, with PM Narendra Modi overseeing the transfer of 655 crores and 57 lakhs through debit transactions.

Manish Tiwari

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