PM Modi Writes 7.5 Cr Letters To People Marking 100 Day Health Scheme
With the government’s flagship health insurance plan under the Ayushman Bharat-PM Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) touching 100 days mark, the central government printed 7.5 crore letters at the cost of Rs 15.75 crores and crores of household across India have started these personalised letters signed by PM Modi himself.
NDTV has cited its sources saying that a total of Rs 15.75 crores have been spent on the printing of these letters.
The two-sheet letter marks “Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana”, comes with other details of the other schemes and initiatives taken by the government.
“I have experienced poverty very closely in my life …The best way to uplift the poor is by empowering them. For this reason, ever since people elected me as PM and gave me the opportunity to serve them, my endeavour has been to empower the poor, the common people and women. We have taken many steps from building houses to income generation, from education to health…,” says a message from PM Modi in the local language.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), the Saubhagya Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) and many more has found mention before the letter ends with his final note on the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna.
Indu Bhushan, the CEO of the Ayushman Bharat told NDTV that letters had been billed as administrative expenditure and the money allocated for the scheme won’t see any deduction.