Bhopal: “Madhya Pradesh has done excellent work for the welfare of street vendors in a very short time. Other states can take inspiration from this work done under the PM Swanidhi Yojana, PM Narendra Modi said. He also declared that another scheme is also being considered for the welfare of street vendors which will be started soon. He also called on small traders to expand their business manifold through digital transaction. Prime Minister Shri Modi congratulated Chief Minister Shri Chouhan for the good work done during lockdown and achievements of Madhya Pradesh. Prime Minister Shri Modi said that hats off for the success of PM Swanidhi Yojana in Madhya Pradesh which is a reflection of the strength of labour. The work of giving identity cards and other benefits to more than one lakh street vendors of Madhya Pradesh is commendable. This relief provided to the poor has proved to be a boon at the time of the pandemic. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has given a target of benefiting five lakh beneficiaries under the scheme to the Urban Development and Housing Department.
In his address, Prime Minister Modi said that planned efforts will continue for the welfare of the poor. Efforts have been made to provide financial assistance to the poor by removing them from the clutches of moneylenders. Earlier, the poor would not even go to the banks for fear of paperwork. Total assistance was provided to the needy persons, be it the transfer of Rs 94 thousand crores from the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi or the work of depositing Rs 31 thousand crores in the account of 20 crore women during the Corona period. Prime Minister Shri Modi said that now villages will also be connected to the online market through banking system. In the next one thousand days, work will be done to increase maximum use of optical fibre, which will be a kind of digital revolution. Beneficiaries will also get Health ID from Digital Health Mission. The work of appointment and checkup by the doctor will also be done through this process. Prime Minister Shri Modi said that the system of One Nation-One Ration Card has also been implemented. People will be able to buy ration and use their right from anywhere in the country. With the help of digital revolution, the achievement of Madhya Pradesh in the PM Swanidhi Yojana is commendable. Other states should follow the example of Madhya Pradesh.