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‘Main Bhi Digital 3.0’ campaign trains street vendors under PMSVANidhi

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The “Main Bhi Digital 3.0” campaign focuses on digital onboarding of Street Vendors (SVs) who have been provided loans under the PM SVANidhi Scheme. Digital onboarding and training of Street Vendors (SVs) is an integral part of the scheme.

Lending Institutions (LIs) have been instructed to issue a durable QR Code and UPI ID at the time of disbursement and train the beneficiaries in the conduct of digital transactions.

In order to give further impetus to the digital onboarding and training of beneficiaries, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) jointly launched ‘Main Bhi Digital 3.0’from September 9 to November 30, 2021, to complement the efforts of LIs in the adoption of digital transactions by the PM SVANidhi beneficiaries.

An Integrated IT Platform has been developed for the implementation of this Scheme. The application process is fully online. SVs can apply for loans directly through PM SVANidhiPortal. The application can also be submitted at Municipal Offices and Common Service Centres (CSCs). In addition, the SVs can approach municipal functionaries or representatives of Lending Institutions to apply through PM SVANidhi mobile App.

PM SVANidhi Scheme is available to all street vendors across the country, including those from Dahod tribal area, who are engaged in vending in urban areas on or before March 24, 2020. In Dahod Municipality of Gujarat, out of 868 beneficiaries of the scheme, 337 are from the Scheduled Tribes Category.

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.

(With inputs from PIB)

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