Current Affairs – 09 September 2020

PM to hold Svanidhi Samvaad with street vendors from Madhya Pradesh on 9 September

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will organize “Svanidhi Samvaad” with street vendors from Madhya Pradesh on September 9, 2020, via video conference. The program will be webcast. PM will interact with 3 beneficiaries of the State by connecting virtually with them from their points of sale

PM SVANidhi scheme:

The Government of India (GoI) launched the PM SVANidhi program on June 1, 2020. The program aims to help poor street vendors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and help them resume their livelihood activities.

Under this program, 4.5 lakh street vendors have been registered in Madhya Pradesh and over 4 lakh vendors are receiving vendor identification and certification. Approximately 2.45 lakh eligible beneficiaries were presented through the banks portal, the acceptance of which was granted to approximately 1.4 lakh street vendors valued at Rs 140 crore. Madhya Pradesh occupies the first place in the total number of accepted applications, with 47% in this state alone

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