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Home Minister Amit Shah Terms Pension Scheme for Retail Traders, Shopkeepers as 'Landmark'

Shah, who took oath as a central minister Thursday, also said in a series of tweets that farmers and poor have always been a priority for the Modi government.

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Updated:May 31, 2019, 11:20 PM IST
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Home Minister Amit Shah Terms Pension Scheme for Retail Traders, Shopkeepers as 'Landmark'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah display the victory symbol to supporters on arrival at the party headquarters in New Delhi on May 23, 2019. (Image: AP)
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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Friday described as "landmark" the Modi government's decision to launch a new pension scheme for shopkeepers and retail traders.

Shah, who took oath as a central minister Thursday, also said in a series of tweets that farmers and poor have always been a priority for the Modi government.

"In its efforts to provide universal social security, the Modi government has taken a landmark decision and approved a new scheme, which assures all shopkeepers, retail traders and self-employed persons a minimum monthly pension of Rs 3000 per month after the age of 60 years," he tweeted.

Shah said as promised, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended the PM-Kisan Yojana to all farmers.

The Cabinet has also approved a new scheme "Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana" to provide pension to crores of small and marginal farmers, he said.

"I congratulate PM @narendramodi ji for approving major changes in the PM's Scholarship Scheme under the National Defence Fund. It reflects Modi government's sensitivity and commitment towards ensuring well-being of those who protect our nation against all odds," Shah tweeted.

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