Vendors are not able to avail loans under livelihood mission.

Published on November 22, 2019 by

There are 113 numbers of people that have applied under this programme, under town panchayat of Sirwar.

Vendors of Sirwar taluk complain under National Urban Livelihood Mission programme they are unable to attain loans. Because of which local vendors of Sirwar Taluk are unable to expand their businesses. They say it is very crucial for them to grow their business.

Hussian Basha, local fruit seller of Sirwar taluk, said, “For one year we have been promised for loan sanction, however we have not got any money for that, we have been asking the panchayat to look into it, but they have asked me to go from one office to another.”

National Urban Livelihood Mission was launched in 2013, under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. The mission address livelihood concerns by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security and skills to the street vendors for accessing emerging market opportunities. There are 113 numbers of people that have applied under this programme, under town panchayat of Sirwar.

Members obtaining the loan must be of 18 years at the time of application. SalimSapp, local goods vendor in Sirwar, said, “The card costs Rs100, but has no benefit. We have not received any loan from this card.”

With a population of 19,295, Sirwar is a village located in Manvi taluk of Raichur district, Karnataka. The village is administered by the Town panchayat. Hampayya Patil, Communication Affairs Officer, Town panchayat, Sirwar said, “Under the scheme, we provide training to the vendors and provide loans ranging to Rs50000 to Rs6000, and we recommend the bank for loan sanction.”

Sandeep Anirudhan, Core team member of citizen’s agenda for Bengaluru, said, “Large part of this dissemination of scheme is done by political volunteers and NGOs, the people representative’s roles are irresponsible. We need better leadership for the welfare of the citizen, we need active citizenship.”

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