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Centre Directs Banks, Civic Bodies To Work In Tandem On Scheme For Loans To Street Vendors

PM SVANidhi, which was launched to help street vendors get easy loans, has been launched under the direction of Union Minister Bhagwat K Karad.

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Nirmala Sitharaman with Bhagwat Karad
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Union Minister Bhagwat K Karad has asked banks and civic bodies to collaborate to achieve the goals of the PM SVANidhi scheme, which was launched to help street vendors get easy loans.
        
Chairing a regional-level meeting on Saturday to assess the scheme's progress in Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal, Karad asked civic bodies to review the applications returned by banks and resubmit them after rectification.
        
The minister of state for finance also asked the municipal bodies to work in a 'camp mode' and mobilise fresh applications to achieve the targets in a time-bound manner.
        
Karad urged urban local bodies to intensify their efforts with innovative strategies to enhance the digital onboarding of street vendors, a statement said.
        
He emphasised improvement in profiling of the scheme's beneficiaries and their families to facilitate their linkages to various central welfare schemes, it added.
        
The meeting was attended by representatives of the state governments, commissioners of municipal administrations, and convenors of state-level bankers' committees (SLBCs), among others.

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