The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on September 9 held ‘Svanidhi Samvaad‘ with street vendors from Madhya Pradesh.
- The Government of India had launched PM Svanidhi scheme on 1st June, 2020 to help poor street vendors, impacted by COVID-19, resume livelihood activities. 4.5 lakh street vendors were registered in Madhya Pradesh, out of which acceptance has been granted to around 1.4 lakh street vendors of amount worth Rs 140 crore.
- Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister praised the efforts of the Street Vendors to bounce back and appreciated their self – confidence, perseverance and hard work.
- He appreciated the efforts of the Government of Madhya Pradesh, for identifying more than 4.5 Lakh Street Vendors and completing the process to give loans to over a 1 Lakh vendors within 2 months, notwithstanding the effect of the pandemic.