New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with street vendors who are the beneficiaries of SVANidhi scheme.
He interacted via video conference with those in Agra, Varanasi, Lucknow and asked about the well-being of the vendors who received up to Rs 10,000 working capital at subsidised rates under the scheme.
‘How are your business going? How many officers did you have to visit to get this loan? How much are you earning daily now?’ are some of the questions Modi asked the vendors. And, he added on a lighter note, ‘Though I should not be asking this question… I am not an Income Tax officer.’
Interacting with a momo vendor of Varanasi, the Prime Minister said, ‘I have heard momos have become popular in Varanasi. But no one has offered me momos.’