"On this auspicious occasion I request you (Modi) to take appropriate action for the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board and for implementing Cauvery regulation committee as per the SC guidance", he said, addressing PM Modi. "When we empower the women in the family, we empower the entire household".
"When Congress was ruling, Tamil Nadu received Rs 81,000 crore under the 13th Finance Commission". When we give them education, it empowers the entire family.
The Prime Minister explained that women will be given loans worth Rs10 lakh to set up business. The launch of the scheme was held to mark the 70th birth anniversary of former AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa.
Earlier on Saturday, Modi visited Daman to launch several development projects.
Modi said that a few amendments have been made to the Factory's Act to offer women flexible working environment (including night shifts) in factories. "This shows that women of India are stepping out of the shackles and seeking self-empowerment", Modi said.
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The Jan Dhan Yojana has also benefited women in a big way. "After the NDA came to power, Tamil Nadu got Rs 1,80,000 crore under the 14th Finance Commission". "Union government has so far given 3.5 crore free gas connections under this scheme". The scheme launched under the name of Jayalalithaa entitles women in the state a 50 per cent discount when purchasing a two-wheeler under 125cc.
As the statue was unveiled, firecrackers were burst and candies distributed among party cadre who raised slogans hailing Jayalalithaa.
He said 70 lakh saplings would be planted through out the year and also thanked the Prime Minister for lauding the ancient language Tamil recently.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received by Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister E Palanisamy, Panneerselvam and others at Chennai airport. The "Amma" two wheeler scheme will go a long way in empowering women in the state, he added.