Madhya Pradesh government’s rural street vendor program has empowered Badar Singh
Alirajpur (Madhya Pradesh): The Chief Minister’s Rural Street Vendors Program changed Badar Singh Medha’s life and empowered him by ending the financial crisis he faced.
Badar Singh, 22, who studied up to Standard 12, is a resident of Jobat and before the lockdown worked in a mobile store with a daily salary of Rs 200. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak , followed by the lockdown, the store closed and Badar Singh lost his job. He faced a financial crisis and was unemployed for several days, but the street vendor program changed his life for the better and he became self-sufficient.
One day, the district panchayat ground staff came to his home and informed him of the chief minister’s street vendor program. Badar Singh requested a sugarcane juice machine as part of this program. A loan of Rs 10,000 has been approved for the machine. Badar Singh Medha added 10,000 rupees and, with an amount of 20,000 rupees, bought a sugarcane juice machine, handcart and other materials needed to start the business.
At present, he earns Rs 900 to Rs 1,000 per day, or about Rs 500 per day after deducting the investment. Badar Singh said the program ended his financial troubles and brought positivity back into his life. He said he was going to further develop his juice business to increase his income.
Panchayat District Director General Sanskriti Jain said many small street vendors in the district have benefited from the program and Badar Singh is one of them. She said he had inspired others to take advantage of the program.
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Posted on: Friday March 05, 2021, 11:59 am IST