Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday distributed e-rickshaws at a function organised by Bharatiya Micro Credit here.
The Prime Minister interacted with rickshaw-pullers’ families in a ‘chaupal’ setting, where subjects such as saving of a portion of the additional income, and education of children came up for discussion.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi said the whole world has recognised that India is the fastest growing major economy in the world today despite the global recession.
“The primary objectives of his Government are the welfare of the poor, and employment for the youth. The youth should become job creators instead of job seekers, he said, adding that his Government has taken a series of steps to fulfil these objectives.
In this context, he mentioned that Rs. 2 crore people had benefited from the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, in less than a year of the scheme’s launch.
The Prime Minister said, “For the people who are getting e-rickshaws today, it is not just a simple change from pedal rickshaw to e-rickshaw, but an entire transformative process.”
The Prime Minister symbolically handed over RuPay cards, and social security schemes to select beneficiaries and also flagged off a rally of 2100 e-rickshaws.