On Raksha Bandhan, BJP MP to provide insurance to 11,000 women and 100 toilets in Aligarh

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AGRA: BJP MP from Aligarh Satish Gautam would gift insurance covers, under the Prime Minister Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), to 11,000 girls and women of his constituency on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. He would also construct 100 toilets in houses of women who can’t afford to build them on their own.
Talking to TOI, Gautam said that there could be no better gift than an insurance cover on Raksha Bandhan as it would provide these girls future security. He said, he would also construct 100 “toilets” for his “sisters”. “They have voted for me and hence it’s my turn to do something for them,” he said.
Gautam said, he would pay the yearly premium for the insurance scheme, which would be close to Rs 1.32 lakhs and construct the promised 100 toilets from his own pocket and would not use any ‘sarkari’ funds for it. He said the insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh under PMSBY would give these girls and their families some financial protection against death or disability due to accidents. He said it is unfortunate that women usually do not take any insurances for themselves. He said, the PM has introduced this scheme to reach out to the maximum people and he wants to make the best use of it.
He said, he would construct 100 toilets in his constituency to provide relief to women who still have to defecate in open. “Dignity of women is very important and it’s is our duty to provide them this basic facility,” he said, adding that this move would motivate others to construct toilets in their homes.
Meanwhile the PMSBY scheme, the cover, which has a premium of Rs 12 per year, assures Rs 2 lakh in case of total and irrecoverable loss of both eyes or loss of use of both hands or feet, or loss of sight of one eye and loss of use of hand or foot. In case of total and irrecoverable loss of sight of one eye or loss of use of one hand or foot, the sum assured is Rs 1 lakh. Premium of PMSBY is Rs 12 annually and to avail the scheme, one should be in the age group of 16-70 and should have a savings bank account.

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