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SVANidhi se Samriddhi program

  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 14, Apr 2022
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About the Program:

  • Provides social security benefits to street vendors for their holistic development and socio-economic upliftment
  • Under the program, socio-economic profiling of PMSVANidhi beneficiaries and their families is conducted to assess their eligibility for 8 Government of India’s welfare schemes and facilitate sanctions of eligible schemes.
  • Considering the success of Phase I, MoHUA launched the program expansion to additional 126 cities with an aim to cover 28 Lakh Street vendors and their families, with a total target of 20 Lakh scheme sanctions for FY 2022-23. 
  • The program has two-fold achievements: 
    • One, a central database of Street vendors and their families is created on various socio-economic indicators. 
    • Second, a first of its kind inter-ministerial convergence platform is established between various Central Ministries to extend safety net of welfare schemes to street vendor households.

Prime Minister Street Vendors AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi)

  • Implemented by: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
  • Objective: To provide affordable working capital loan up to 10 thousand rupees to Street Vendors for facilitating resumption of their livelihoods adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.