The launch of three schemes by the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, from Kolkata on the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore’s anniversary, would directly benefit the poor in the country: CM 9-05-2015
Chandigarh, May 9 –The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has said that the launch of three schemes by the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, from Kolkata on the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore’s anniversary, would directly benefit the poor in the country. The schemes were launched from 115 places across the country and would yield better results. The Chief Minister was speaking at a state-level function organized for the launch of the schemes in Karnal, today. He also distributed enrolment letters to 10 beneficiaries of the schemes. It is for the first time in the country that schemes have been prepared directly for the poor; these guarantee maximum return on payment of small premiums. Under the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), the beneficiary can get accidental insurance of Rs 2 lakh at a nominal premium of Rs 12 per annum, and a cover of Rs 2 lakh at a premium of Rs 300 per year under the Pradhan Mantri Jivan Jyoti Bima Yojna. Under PMSBY, financial help of Rs 1 lakh and Rs 2 lakh would be given in case of partial disability or accidental death or full disability. The Atal Pension Yojna is a co-contributory fixed pension scheme. The Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna provides a cover of up to Rs 2 lakh on payment of only Rs 12 as annual premium. All Aadhar linked bank account holders in the age group 18 to 70 years are eligible under this scheme. Similarly, under the Pradhan Mantri Jivan Jyoti Bima Yojna, people in the age group 18 to 50 years can get benefit on payment of Rs 330 per year as premium. No medical check up is required for taking benefit of these schemes. Under the scheme, if one gets disabled, provision has been made for the payment of between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 2 lakh. Likewise, the benefit of pension under the Atal Pension Yojna would be given after one attains the age of 60 years. Under this, one would have to deposit monthly premium linked with how much he wants in the shape of pension. The Central Government would co-contribute. So far, 12 lakh people in the state have subscribed to this scheme, he added. Referring to the farmers, the Chief Minsiter said that their crops had been damaged due to rain and hailstorms in March-April. Keeping in view their condition, he ordered special girdawari and also distributed about Rs 1,092 crore in the form of compensation to the farmers. While earlier, the governments used to give only Rs 200 crore as compensation, our government has paid many timers more and taken various farmer friendly decisions, he added. Taking information on the development works being undertaken in Karnal, the Chief Minister said that one of the long pending demand of the area was construction of a new bus-stand, and now it was being constructed on Indri road over 32 acres of land. The local bus-stand would be constructed in Sector-12 and the present bus stand would be used as parking slot. Abiout 10-km stretch of the district and national roads in Karnal would be four-laned, he added. Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister of State for External Affairs, Gen. Dr. V.K. Singh (Retd), said that these schemes were being launched in the entire country and would benefit every section of the society. Earlier, government and institutions used to give pension to officers and employees, but now government would give pension to all subscribers of these schemes on the completion of 60 years of age. The vision of BJP is ‘Sabka Sath-Sabka Vikas’, he added.