New Delhi, Aug 29: Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that as many as 51,000 women and girls of Varanasi will be insured under the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana as a gift from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Union minister said that the scheme was an idea by the Prime Minister to empower a large number of women.
Addressing a gathering of women at a school in Varanasi, Goyal said that he has come with a gift of insurance scheme on Raksha Bandhan for the women and girls of Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.
He said that as many as 51,000 women and girls in Varanasi are set to get Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s gift of this insurance scheme, in which an accident cover of Rs 2 lakhs will be provided at a premium of Rs 12 per year only.
Wishing Raksha Bandhan to the people of the constituency on behalf of the Prime Minister, Goyal said the scheme will be provided free of cost.
“Rs 201 is the full time premium charge which the party is expected to get from charitable trusts, NGO’s and other organisations,” he said.
(With Agency Inputs)