Bhubaneswar: The BJP had demanded in a press conference on the 24th of this month that the state government pay the premium to the roadside shopkeepers by insuring them. In response, the government spokesman said that the state government had provided Rs 3,000 to Rs 45,600 to the roadside shopkeepers. However, no such information is available on the state government’s website or on the websites of any metropolitan corporations, municipalities or NACs. BJP state spokesperson Dilip Mohanty has demanded that the ruling party’s spokesperson find out where the information came from without making such misleading statements.
Why is there no list of street vendors on the state government’s website? According to a ruling BJP spokesperson, the street vendors of 65,600 roadside shops in metropolitan corporations have been identified. Why is the list of street vendors in 5 metropolitan corporations, 4 municipalities and 41 NACs in the state not made public? With such masks, sanitizers and social distance in such a difficult time, it is also important to keep the livelihood safe, Mr. Mohanty said.
The state government has set a target for street vendors to be included in the scheme, which will be operational by March 24, 2020. However, Mr. Mohanty has demanded that the extension be extended to June 1, 2020. The Prime Minister reviewed the scheme on the 25th. More than 260,000 street vendors in the country have applied for Rs 10,000. 4,000 shop vendors (street vendors) have applied for loans. The bank has already disbursed Rs 10,000 to 5,600 shopkeepers (state vendors). With this in mind, the Chief Minister has asked how many shopkeepers in Odisha have applied for this assistance? Put a clear picture in front of the people of the state. Said Mohanty.
On July 27, the SDA (Suda) and the BMC held a joint meeting to issue a press release, which did not produce a specific draft. Co-operatives in charge of co-management should be provided with all-state and private hospitals in all public and private hospitals to provide co-ordinated care and provide information on co-management. Mr. Mohanty has demanded that the Hey Street Decree be opened in all 3 zonal offices of the BMC for e-registration of beneficiaries under the PM Street Vendor’s Amendment, and demanded that it be managed.