Empowered women can create an empowered society and a strong nation, says PM in Kurukshetra

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi unveiling the several development projects in Haryana, at the Swachh Shakti 2019 programme, in Kurukshetra, Haryana on February 12, 2019. The Governor of Haryana, Shri Satyadev Narayan Arya, the Union Minister for Drinking Water & Sanitation, Sushri Uma Bharti, the Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri Manohar Lal Khattar and other dignitaries are also seen.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted today that only empowered women can create an empowered society and a strong nation. Participating in Swachh Shakti-2019, a convention of Women Sarpanches in Kurukshetra of  Haryana, he said that coming together of swachagrahis from across the nation has strengthened the resolve of Swachh Bharat for a New India.

Striking an emotional cord with the people of Haryana, PM said the state has been   a pioneer from the launch of one rank one pension to beti bachao beti padhao and also the first beneficiary of the Ayushmann bharat scheme was a daughter from Haryana.

He visited the Swachh Sundar Shauchalay exhibition at Kurukshetra. He inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of several development projects for Haryana. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar lal Khattar and several other dignitaries were present on this occasion.

Striking an emotional cord with the people of Haryana, PM said the state has been   a pioneer from the launch of one rank one pension to beti bachao beti padhao and also the first beneficiary of the Ayushmann bharat scheme was a daughter from Haryana.

He said that approximately 75% of the loans under MUDRA are given to female entrepreneurs.  About 6 crore women have joined the self-help groups under the Din Dayal Antayoday scheme and more than Rs. 75000 crore of loans have been provided to such self-help groups. This amount is 2.5 times more than what was allocated in four years preceding 2014

PM said “the constant struggle of our mothers and daughters because of lack of hygienic toilets have stirred me. And I took a pledge of Swacch Bharat from the ramparts of Red Fort. In about 70 years of independence, the scope of hygiene was nearly 40%. It has reached 98% today. More than 10 crore restrooms have been created in the 4 and half years. 5 lakh villages in 600 districts have freed themselves from defecation in open. This has given them a dignified life”.

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