Financial inclusion core focus of Centre: PM Modi

New Delhi, Dec.29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that financial inclusion is the core focus of the Centre, adding that the Government wants to create job-creators and not job-seekers.

Prime Minister Modi, who was speaking at the inauguration of the National Conference of Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes entrepreneurs, said, “Financial Inclusion is at the core of our focus. We want to create job-creators, not job-seekers. This is our ultimate aim, financial inclusion. Those at the bottom of the pyramid need to be made stronger.”

“Our government is your government. We are working for your empowerment,” he added.

The Prime Minister also asserted that under the ‘Prime Minister Mudra Yojna’, 80 lakh people have got loans from banks without guarantee of a single rupee and most of them were Dalits, OBCs and STs.

The conference was organised by the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI), on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of father of the Indian constitution Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

“We all know Babasaheb Ambedkar was the architect of our constitution, but not many know that he was an accomplished economist too. Baba Saheb had rightly said that industrialisation will give maximum benefit to our Dalit sisters and brothers,” he said.

The programme, which is being conducted to seek the support from the Centre in promoting entrepreneurship among Dalits, is being attended by more than 1200 Dalit entrepreneurs.

Prime Minister Modi has initiated several measures to boost entrepreneurship among youth, and especially among Dalits. (ANI)

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