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PM Modi Launches ‘Mahtari Vandana Yojana’ Scheme in Chhattisgarh

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. | Photo Credit: ANI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched the Mahtari Vandana Yojana in Chhattisgarh, a significant step towards empowering married women in the state. During the launch, he reiterated the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) dedication to fulfilling electoral promises, contrasting it with the mere rhetoric of other political parties.

Empowering Married Women: Key Features of the Scheme

  • The Mahtari Vandana Yojana was a pre-election commitment made by the BJP during the previous Assembly election campaign.
  • Under this scheme, eligible married women in Chhattisgarh receive ₹1,000 per month through direct benefit transfer.
  • The inaugural transfer on Sunday amounted to ₹655 crore, benefiting 70 lakh women in the state.

Prioritizing Women’s Well-being

PM Modi stressed the pivotal role of women in ensuring the well-being of families and communities. He emphasized the government’s commitment to women’s holistic development, stating that it begins with their health and dignity.

  • Highlighting various government initiatives, PM Modi mentioned the allocation of pucca houses and Ujjwala gas cylinders in women’s names.
  • He noted that women constitute half of all Jan Dhan accounts and have availed 65% of Mudra loans, supporting the establishment of small businesses.
  • PM Modi commended the efforts to empower women through schemes like training self-help groups to achieve financial independence.

Acknowledging State Government’s Efforts

In addition to applauding the central government’s initiatives, PM Modi praised the Chhattisgarh government under Vishnu Deo Sai’s leadership for its proactive measures.

  • He commended the state government’s decision to expedite rural housing construction and disburse paddy bonuses amounting to ₹3,700 crore.


The launch of the Mahtari Vandana Yojana marks a significant milestone in the BJP’s commitment to women’s welfare in Chhattisgarh. PM Modi’s emphasis on fulfilling electoral promises underscores the party’s dedication to delivering tangible benefits to the people. As initiatives like these continue to unfold, the empowerment of women and the progress of the nation are set on a promising trajectory.

Source: The Hindu

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