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Mar 05, 2019
8:43PM

PM Modi launches Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan Yojana in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan (PM-SYM) Yojana at Vastral in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The national pension scheme for workers and labourers of unorganised sector was announced in the interim budget in February this year. 

It will provide monthly pension of 3000 rupees to the employees of unorganised sector after 60 years of age. Mr Modi also distributed the PM-SYM pension cards to select beneficiaries.

Speaking on this occasion, the Prime Minister said that launching of Shram Yogi Man Dhan Yojana is the extension of various social security schemes implemented during the last five years. He said, 42 crore workers from un-organised sectors are eligible for this pension scheme by contributing 55 rupees to 200 rupees monthly. 

The Prime Minister said, the NDA government has ensured affordable healthcare and insurance protection cover for the poor and labourers. Mr Modi reiterated that the NDA government is committed for the empowerment of farmers and labourers while the only motto of opposition is to dislodge his government.

Earlier, addressing a gathering at Annapurna Dham Temple at Adalaj in Gandhinagar district this morning, the Prime Minister said, our country is secure in the hands of farmers and soldiers as we are getting food and security from them. He said that religious, cultural and community institutions can play a significant role in conserving environment and social change.

Mr. Modi expressed happiness that religious center like Annapurna Dham is becoming the hub of education and cultural activities. He appealed the trustees of the center to distribute saplings as Prasad to the visitors of the temple to preserve the environment. Mr Modi said, Annapurna Dham should give our society the strength to ensure there is gender equality and prosperity for everyone. He said, India has a rich history of societies rising to the occasion and taking the lead when it comes to solving the challenges every era has faced. 

He urged the people of Gujarat to work on food processing saying such value addition will help both farmers and industries. Referring to the world’s tallest statue of Sardar Patel- the Statue of Unity, the Prime Minister said that the leader like Sardar Patel should not be identified by community or caste as he is the tallest national leader of our country. Mr Modi performed the Pranpratishtha of Annapurna Mata at the temple and also laid the foundation stone for Shikshan Bhavan and Vidhyarthi Bhavan.

On the first day of his two day Gujarat tour yesterday, Mr Modi launched various development projects including, first phase of Ahmedabad Metro Rail project, National Common Mobility Card- NCMC, the new 750 bed annexe of Guru Gobind Singh Hospital and unveiled various SAUNI projects. 

The Prime Minister also dedicated to the nation the new building of 1200 bed ultra modern super specialty hospital Medicity at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital campus. Mr Modi also distributed the Gold Cards to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana- PMJAY and Ayushman Bharat Yojana.

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