Prime Minister launches ‘Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme’

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24 February 2018 launched the ambitious ‘Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme’ in Chennai, on the birth anniversary of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. 
  • During the 2016 Assembly election, late J Jayalalithaa had promised 50 percent subsidy for women to purchase two-wheelers. The state government increased the subsidy component under the scheme from Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000.
  • Aim: The scheme aims at providing 50 per cent subsidy up to Rs 25,000 to working women and Divyangs to buy two-wheelers. 
  • Who: This is a welfare scheme of the AIADMK government and was also a pet project of Jayalalithaa. 
  • Beneficiaries: The beneficiaries included women who worked in the private sector, an accountant, a salesperson and an assistant in a private store.
  • Planting 70 lakh saplings: The state government has decided to commemorate the 70th birth anniversary of Jayalalithaa by planting 70 Lakh saplings.     




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