“As part of the financial inclusion initiative, a total of 101 e-rickshaws, 501 pedal rickshaws, and push-carts were distributed,” Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in an official release.
The e-rickshaws are equipped with digital gadgets including GPRS and cameras.
“E-rickshaws will change the future of Varanasi,” the Prime Minister said.
“A lot has been said about removal of poverty, but those efforts have not brought adequate results for several decades. There is a need to increase the pace and the scale of the outcomes of the initiatives to remove poverty.”
The Prime Minister said that the Union Government was putting emphasis on skill development, to help make the poor self-reliant.