Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a pension plan: Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan Yojana on his two-day visit to Gujarat. The prime minister will also inaugurate the first phase of the Ahemadad metro service on March 5.
PM started his visit from Jamnagar in the Saurashtra region on Monday, where he dedicates a 750-bed annex to the Guru Gobind Singh Hospital.
- On March 5, PM Modi launched the SAUNI water plans, a potable water and irrigation project, which includes Und-1 to Ranjit Sagar Lift Irrigation Scheme and Machu-1 to Nyari Lift Irrigation Scheme in Saurashtra.
- The prime minister also laid the first stone of the Jodiya desalination plant and the Unu-3 elevation irrigation scheme.
- Later in the day, Modi also launch rail projects that include the conversion of railroad tracks to track gauge and the flag of the Bandra-Jamnagar Humsafar Express in Jamnagar.
- The Prime Minister laid the foundations for the second phase of 28.28 km of the Ahemadabad Metro as part of the programmer for the commissioning of the metro train. In addition, the prime minister will attend a large function in the temple complex of Umiya Dham.
The pension plan was announced in this year’s Union Budget. The plan ensures a monthly pension of Rs 3,000 for unorganized workers after reaching the age of 60 years.
PM Modi also distributed the PM-SYM pension cards to the selected beneficiaries. The PM-SYM together with the health coverage provided under ‘Ayushman Bharat’ and the life and disability coverage provided under ‘Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana’ and ‘Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, will guarantee comprehensive social security coverage for the Disorganized workers Sector to their old age.
The plan was announced in the provisional budget of the Union on February 1 for workers in the unorganized sector. It will cover workers with monthly incomes of up to Rs 15,000. Workers who sign up for Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan Yojana will get Rs 3,000 per month after age 60.
After touring Gujarat, PM Modi will head to a mega gathering of tribes in Dhar in Madhya Pradesh. The event was scheduled for February 15, but was postponed in the wake of the Pulwama terrorist attack.