“Today is an important day for Atmanirbhar Bharat,” he stated.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ion Tuesday interacted with road distributors who availed the ‘PM Street Vendors Atmanirbhar Nidhi Scheme (SVANidhi scheme)’ in Uttar Pradesh.
Mr. Modi lauded Arvind Maurya, a momo and low stall proprietor in Varanasi, for his initiative of giving one free momo to those that put on masks and pay digitally. He additionally stated safety personnel don’t let him eat road meals when he visits.
Mr. Modi congratulated financial institution workers for sanctioning loans to road distributors. “Today is an important day for Atmanirbhar Bharat,” he stated.
“The scheme was announced on June 1 and within one month, there were applications online. Looking at the past, no one could have imagined that an announcement for the poor could be implemented so quickly,” he stated.
“No paperwork, no middlemen or repeated trips to government offices are needed for the application. A street vendor does not have to go to anyone else to fill the form. Banks are coming forward to give loans,” the PM stated.
Uttar Pradesh has disbursed loans to almost 2.6 lakh road distributors beneath a scheme launched by the Centre in June to assist road distributors and hawkers affected by the COVID-19 lockdown, the State authorities stated on Monday.
“25 lakh applications have been received so far and 12 lakh have been sanctioned. 6.5 lakh applications have been received from UP,” Mr. Modi stated.
“Those who played politics with the poor spread the impression that the poor would not pay back loans. But the poor have once again presented an example of their honesty. Vendors are repaying their loans,” he stated.
“The Jan Dhan accounts were made fun of, but today these accounts are being used to benefit the poor,” he added.