WARANGAL: The Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) stood in top position in the country by identifying around 42,600 street vendors and sanctioning Rs 10,000 loan each to around 27,000 street vendors under PM’s Street Vendor's AtmaNirbharNidhi (PM SVANidhi), informed municipal commissioner Praveenya.
As per the instructions given by the Centre and the state, the officials of GWMC conducted SVANidhi Mahotsav here at Ambedkar Bhavan in Hanamkonda on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, Praveenya said the GWMC conducted several camps with bankers to help street vendors obtain financial aid and also created awareness about several schemes Like PMJJBY and PMSBY which would benefit their families.
Of the 27,000 street vendors who obtained loans from various banks, 15,589 repaid the amount and got eligibility for the second tranche of loan. Of which around 7,299 street vendors who were sanctioned Rs 20,000 loan each, 5,067 were given the loans. A total of Rs 27.45 crore was sanctioned in the first tranche and Rs 10.13 crore in the second and occupied top position in the country, she added.
Government chief whip and Warangal West MLA Dasyam Vinay Bhaskar said as per the orders issued by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and minister of municipal administration and urban development K. T. Rama Rao, several street vending zones were identified under Pattana Pragathi programme.
Infrastructure development of the vending zones were taken up with an investment of `3 crore sanctioned by the state government and also steps were taken for sanctioning of loans to street vendors under the programme. By utilising the schemes introduced by the governments, the street vendors developed financially, he said.
City Mayor Gundu Sudharani, Central government SVANidhi manager Jabeena Jyothi, additional collector Hari Singh, Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA) coordinator Krishna Chaithanya, Bala Kishan, additional commissioner Aneez-ur-Rashid, MEPMA director Bhadru Naik and secretary Vijaya Lakshmi were present....