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More than 50 crore people are under social security cover: PM

By Team Pardaphash 
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today went on to say that more than 50 crore people in the country have come under social security cover and this figure is a a 10-time leap from the 2014 figure.

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Interacting with the beneficiaries of various social security schemes through video conferencing on the Narendra Modi (NaMo) app, Modi also said that over 20 crore people have reaped the benefits and were secured with the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, and Atal Pension Yojana.

He said that under the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, a government-backed Life insurance scheme, “over 5.5 crore people have enrolled themselves and have claimed crores of rupees also”.

“Over three lakh people have enrolled for the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana — a pension scheme for the senior citizens,” he added.

“I am particularly happy that more women have bank accounts. It is important for women to be in the financial mainstream.”

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