LUCKNOW, Oct. 25 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi would virtually distribute loans to nearly 3 lakh roadside vendors under the PM Svanidhi Scheme (Pradhan Mantri Street Vendor's Atmanirbhar Nidhi Yojana) on Tuesday. The PM would also virtually interact with the beneficiaries, additional chief secretary, information, Navneet Sehgal said here on Saturday.

Under PM Svanidhi, street vendors can get working capital of up to Rs 10,000 at subsidised rates. Uttar Pradesh has so far received 5.57 lakh applications from the vendors wanting to avail the scheme, the highest across the country.

Sehgal said the state government was working on 'Mission Employment'. "Special effort was on to fill up vacancies in the government and recruitment process was ...