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Golden Opportunity: PM Narendra Modi launches three gold schemes
Golden Opportunity: Gold Monetization Scheme, Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme and Indian Gold Coins launched
India has no reason to be described as a poor country; it has 20,000 tonnes of gold: PM Modi
Gold has been a source of women's empowerment in Indian society, says Prime Minister Modi
PM Narendra Modi launches India's first ever gold coin

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today launched three gold related schemes at a function at 7, Race Course Road.

The schemes are – Gold Monetization Scheme, Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme, and India Gold Coins.

In his remarks on the occasion, the Prime Minister described the schemes as an example of "sone pe suhaaga" (icing on the cake).

The Prime Minister said India has no reason to be described as a poor country, as it has 20,000 tonnes of gold. He said the gold available with the country should be put to productive use, and these schemes show us the way to achieve this goal.

The Prime Minister said gold has often been a source of women's empowerment in Indian society, and these schemes will underscore that sense of empowerment.

The Prime Minister spoke of the great bond of trust that the family goldsmith enjoys in India. He said that once the goldsmiths of India gain familiarity with the schemes, they could become the biggest agents of these schemes.

Shri Narendra Modi described the launch of the India Gold Coins, bearing the Ashok Chakra, as a matter of pride for the nation. He said people would no longer have to depend on foreign minted gold bullion or coins.

The Prime Minister also launched a website on these schemes, and distributed Certificates of Investment to six initial investors.

Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of State (I/c) for Commerce Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, and Union Minister of State for Finance Shri Jayant Sinha were present on the occasion.

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PM condoles the loss of lives in road accident in Jammu and Kashmir
October 28, 2021
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Approves ex-gratia from PMNRF for the victims

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the loss of lives in a road accident near Thatri, Doda in Jammu and Kashmir. Shri Modi has also approved an ex-gratia from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the victims.

The Prime Minister Office tweeted;

"Saddened by the road accident near Thatri, Doda in Jammu and Kashmir. In this hour of grief, I convey my condolences to the bereaved families. 

I pray that the people who have been injured recover at the earliest: PM @narendramodi

An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the accident in Jammu and Kashmir. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000: PM @narendramodi"