Rajnath Singh launches social security schemes

New Delhi : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday launched three social security schemes – ‘Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana’, ‘Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana’ and ‘Atal Pension Yojana’ — in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow. “People need financial security and the government is committed to ensuring this,” the minister said, adding that the government will stand by the rural, poor and needy people.

“These schemes are essential for providing economic security to the millions.”  Singh announced that the government will soon roll out schemes to ensure healthcare to all.  Speaking about the ‘Jan Dhan Yojana’, he said: “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s path-breaking ‘Jan Dhan Yojana’ has received tremendous success across the country and this scheme to provide banking facility to every household has been commended by the World Bank.”  These schemes were envisaged in the union budget 2015-16 and have taken concrete shape today (Sunday), a home ministry statement issued here said.  The three social schemes were launched in simultaneous functions at 115 venues across the country.

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