The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Zomato to onboard street food vendors on its food-tech platform. This is part of Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNibhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme.
MoHUA launched the Mobile Application for PMSVANidhi se Samriddhi. This is an additional component of the scheme.
MoHUA Signs MoU with Zomato
Purpose of Partnership:
To enable street food vendors to have online access to many consumers and also to help these vendors to grow their businesses.
i.The MoU was exchanged between Sanjay Kumar, Joint Secretary, MoHUA and Mohit Sardana, Chief Operating Officer, Zomato.
ii.The exchange was done in the presence of Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA, and officials of Zomato and MoHUA.
iii.State Mission Directors of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), MoHUA from few states including Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Mission Commissioners of Bhopal, Ludhiana, etc., participated in the ceremony virtually.
Provisions of MoU
i.As per the MoU, initially MoHUA and Zomato will drive a pilot program by on-boarding 300 vendors across six cities namely – Bhopal, Ludhiana, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Vadodara.
ii.Assistance will be given to street vendors for PAN and fssai registration. They will also be given training on the usage of technology/ partner app, menu digitization and pricing, hygiene and packaging best practices.
iii.MoHUA and Zomato intend to expand this initiative across the country in hases, if the pilot project is successfully completed.
In a first of its kind initiative, MoHUA signed a MoU with Swiggy on October 5, 2020 to take street food business online under PM SVANIDHI
Mobile Application for PMSVANidhi se Samriddhi
Purpose: To assist Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) field functionarie to conduct door to door data collection even without the need of internet connection.
Coverage: In the 1st phase, it will cover the PM SVANidhi beneficiaries and their household members in 125 cities till the duration of the scheme i.e. March 2022
Availability: It is available on Google Play store.
1st Batch– 1st batch of camps are ongoing in the select cities from 1st to 6th February 2021.
Data: Data collection has been completed for more than 95,000 beneficiaries along with their 50, 000 family members as on February 4, 2021.
What is PMSVANidhi se Samriddhi?
i.PMSVANidhi se Samriddhi is a program that enables Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to conduct the socio-economic profiling of PM SVANidhi beneficiaries, assess their potential eligibility for various Central welfare schemes and facilitate the linkages to these schemes.
ii.The Quality Council of India, the implementing partner for this program partnered with MoHUA to develop this app.
Gist about PM SVANidhi Scheme
Launched- On June 1, 2020 by MoHUA
Funded– fully funded by MoHUA
Purpose– To provide working capital loan to street vendors to resume their livelihoods who have been affected by COVID-19 lockdown
Target– To benefit more than 50 lakh Street Vendors who had been vending on or before 24 March, 2020 in urban areas, including surrounding peri-urban/ rural areas.
Loan– A collateral free working capital loan of up to Rs. 10,000, of one year tenure
Repayment of loan
- If the loan amount is repaid on time or early, an interest subsidy at 7% per annum will be credited to the bank accounts of beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) on quarterly basis.
- No penalty will be imposed on early repayment of loan.
Cash-back incentives– Up toRs. 1,200 per annum.
Note: Under the scheme, over 36.40 lakh loan applications have been received as on February 4, 2020. Of the total, more than 18.80 lakh loans have been sanctioned and over 14.04 lakh loans disbursed.
Recent Related News:
i.On December 25, 2020, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Hardeep Singh Puri virtually launched ‘E-Sampada’ – web portal & Mobile app on Good Governance Day 2020.E- Sampada will serve as a single window for Management of all Government of India (GoI) Estate services. It has been developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC).
ii.On 29th September 2020, The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA) launched Project Management Information System (P-MIS) Portal developed by National Capital Region Planning Board(NCRPD) to monitor the progress of their projects and to monitor and manage the loans. The P-MIS portal will be hosted
About Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA):
Minister of State (Independent Charge)– Hardeep Singh Puri(Constituency- Uttar Pradesh)
Founder & CEO– Deepinder Goyal
Headquarters– Gurgaon, Haryana