In Tripura, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated a project called ‘My Pad, My Right’ initiated by NABARD and NABFOUNDATION at Killa village in Gomati district on the second and concluding day of her visit to the state.
The project aims to bring livelihood and menstrual hygiene closer to rural women by way of grant, wage support and capital equipment.
The Union Minister also flagged off the mobile ATM van of Tripura State Co-Operative Bank Limited which will cover all Gram Panchayats and Village Committees of South Tripura District. Ms Sitharaman also interacted with women Self-Help Group members under the Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (MEDP) of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.
Speaking on this occasion, Ms. Sitharaman said, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana has completed seventh year today. She said, the government started the PMJDY so that every poor person has access to a bank account and a RuPay card. The Minister said, she is impressed to know the fact that out of every 100 Jan Dhan accounts, 55 belong to women. The main beneficiaries of PMJDY are women and women are availing the maximum benefit from the scheme.