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PM Modi listens to success stories of beneficiaries of government schemes

Last Updated on February 20, 2024 at 5:42 pm

Before addressing a public meeting in Jammu on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with beneficiaries of government schemes from across Jammu and Kashmir. He listened to the success stories of the beneficiaries and appreciated them for properly utilising these schemes to become role model for women and rural people.

Veena Devi from Kishtwar district informed the Prime Minister that she has availed the benefits of Ujjwala Yojna which has made her life better and allowed her to make time for herself and her family. Earlier, she used to fetch wood for cooking from the forests. She also informed the Prime Minister that her family holds Ayushman Cards and thanked the Prime Minister for the same. The Prime Minister wished her and her family good health.

Kirti Sharma of Kathua, a beneficiary of Rashtriya Ajivika Abhiyan, told the Prime Minister about the benefits of being attached to a Self Help Group.  She started her enterprise with a loan of 30,000 Rs and later upgraded to three cows with a second loan of 1 lakh rupees. She expressed hope for self-reliance for not only her group but for the women of the entire district. Her group has repaid the bank loan and now they have 10 cows. She and her group members have benefited from many other government schemes. She assured the Prime Minister of full cooperation in his project of creating 3 crore Lakhpati Didis. 

Mr Laal Mohammad, a farmer from Poonch informed the Prime Minister that he hails from the border area where his mud house was subjected to shelling from the other side of the border. He thanked the Prime Minister for Rs 1,30,000 received under PM Awas Yojna for building a pucca home where he now resides. The Prime Minister expressed delight that the schemes of the government are reaching the remotest areas of the country and congratulated him for his pucca home. Mr Laal Mohammad also recited a couplet on the theme of ‘Viksit Bharat’ in appreciation of the Prime Minister. 

Ms Shaheena Begum from Bandipora, a self-help group member informed the Prime Minister that she holds a post-graduation in Sociology but had to face many difficulties due to unemployment. In 2018, she became a part of the self-help group and availed a loan to start a honey farming business and later expanded it with the help of National Rural Livelihood Mission, thereby helping her get recognition in the field and become a Lakhpati Didi. The Prime Minister congratulated her and expressed delight that women in far-flung villages are taking the opportunities head-on to become Lakhpati Didis and said that she has an inspiration. She also mentioned availing the benefits of Kisan Credit Card for her poultry business. The Prime Minister lauded her parents for her post-graduate level education and also hailed her spirit of dedication to work. Speaking about the development and empowerment of women to accomplish their dreams, the Prime Minister said, “Everything is possible in Modi’s regime”.

Riyaz Ahmed Koli of Pulwama. a beneficiary of Jal Jeevan Mission, told the Prime Minister that every house in his village has piped water which has resulted in a huge transformation of life for his family. He also conveyed the blessing of the women of villages to the Prime Minister. After abrogation of Article 370, he attained the property rights of his land. He and other members of the tribal community greatly benefitted from that. The Prime Minister recalling his days as a political worker praised the hospitality of the Gujjar Community.