NEW DELHI, Aug 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated "Gareebon ki Ameeri," in his address to the nation from the Red Fort on India's 69th Independence Day and announced that 17 crore people had opened accounts under the government's flagship Jan Dhan Yojna, since it was launched.
"I bow to the wealthiness of the poor. These poor people opened 17 crore accounts and deposited 20,000 crore in them," the PM said. He said the scheme was aimed at strengthening "financial inclusion"."The doors of the banks were not open for the poor. We decided this must end. We wanted to strengthen financial inclusion," PM Modi said
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said at least 20 lakh people have surrendered their gas subsidy and Rs.15,000 crore had been saved due to introduction of direct benefit transfer in LPG subsidy.
Modi said "I assure servicemen that OROP will be implemented. We want justice to be done to all sections and cases are pending for 35 to 40 years. We are determined to implement OROP, but in the process none should be left out".Pm Modi also launched Startup India plan fro young Entrepreneurs.