Strengthening of Street Vendors Ecosystem

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Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is implementing, through States/Union Territories, “Support to Urban Street Vendors (SUSV)”, as a component of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM), a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. It aims at addressing livelihood concerns of the urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security, etc. Out of the total funds including the state share, the States / UTs can spend upto 5% funds for related activities which inter-alia include development of vending infrastructure.                                                               Further, Ministry has launched Prime Minister Street Vendors Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi), a Central Sector Scheme, on 1st June, 2020 with the objective to provide an affordable working capital loan up to ₹10,000/- to the Street Vendors to resume their businesses, adversely impacted due to COVID-19 Pandemic.                                                For socio-economic upliftment of Street Vendors, Ministry has launched ‘SVANidhi se Samriddhi’ in 125 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), selected for saturation in the first phase on 4th January, 2021. This Programme aims to link PM SVANidhi Scheme beneficiaries and their family members to select central Government welfare Schemes namely Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, PM Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Registration under Building and other Constructions Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act (BOCW), Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan Yojana, National  Food Security Act (NFSA) portability benefit – One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC), Janani Suraksha Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY).                                                                                                                   As on July 30, 2021, under ‘SVANidhi se Smariddhi’ Programme, the socio-economic profile of 5.3 lakh PM SVANidhi beneficiaries along with their family members is completed.

As per provision of the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014, the Town Vending Committee shall, within such period and in such manner, as may be specified in the scheme, conduct a survey of all existing street vendors, within the area under its jurisdiction, and subsequent survey shall be carried out at least once in every five years.                                                                                       As part of the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package, Ministry is implementing Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors’ Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme since June 01, 2020 to facilitate working capital loan of upto ₹10,000/- of 1 year tenure to Street Vendors, vending in urban areas. On timely and early repayment, they are eligible for an enhanced working capital loan upto ₹20,000/- and ₹50,000/- in the second and third tranches respectively. The Scheme provides for incentives in the form of interest subsidy @ 7% per annum on regular repayment of loan and cash-back upto₹1,200/- on undertaking prescribed number of digital transactions.                                                                          As on July 30, 2021, 43.3 lakh loan applications have been received. Out of these 25.3 lakh loans have been sanctioned and 22.8 lakh loans have been disbursed. State / Union Territory-wise number of loan applications received, sanctioned and disbursed, is at Annexure.

As part of the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat STATE-WISE DETAILS OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, LOAN SANCTIONED AND LOAN DISBURSED UNDER PM SVANIDHI
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 470 410 402
2 Andhra Pradesh 2,78,492 1,85,763 1,64,674
3 Arunachal Pradesh 4,873 2,461 2,058
4 Assam 38,339 17,528 15,216
5 Bihar 1,03,680 48,690 37,079
6 Chandigarh 4,229 2,748 2,477
7 Chhattisgarh 96,042 42,800 41,548
8 D&NH and DD 2,185 1,241 990
9 Delhi 63,637 38,439 32,648
10 Goa 1,419 1,080 1,044
11 Gujarat 2,17,300 1,140,78 1,04,772
12 Haryana 47,076 21,448 18,389
13 Himachal Pradesh 4,112 2,937 2,855
14 Jammu & Kashmir 16,653 13,485 12,444
15 Jharkhand 45,642 24,242 23,215
16 Karnataka 2,45,719 1,26,939 1,18,206
17 Kerala 12,165 8,354 8,205
18 Ladakh 290 254 250
19 Madhya Pradesh 4,94,532 3,43,858 3,27,435
20 Maharashtra 4,20,855 1,95,643 1,65,302
21 Manipur 16,201 8,175 6,409
22 Meghalaya 595 352 326
23 Mizoram 632 444 438
24 Nagaland 2,292 1,327 1,290
25 Odisha 59,025 33,330 28,209
26 Puducherry 1,808 1,393 1,145
27 Punjab 1,01,665 36,039 31,092
28 Rajasthan 1,48,308 66,503 54,417
29 Sikkim 4 1 1
30 Tamil Nadu 2,99,358 1,28,182 1,08,224
31 Telangana 4,55,924 3,46,193 3,17,492
32 Tripura 4,110 2,729 2,631
33 Uttar Pradesh 11,03,997 6,93,691 6,33,677
34 Uttarakhand 16,796 10,131 9,378
35 West Bengal 20,668 8,312 3,817
TOTAL 43,29,093 25,29,200 22,77,755

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Kaushal Kishore, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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