Lucknow, Oct. 25 -- In another first to its credit, Uttar Pradesh has secured the first rank in implementing Government of India's one of the most ambitious schemes - the PM Atma Nirbhar Nidhi Scheme (Swanidhi scheme).

The state was ranked first in all the categories - Applications, Sanctions and Disbursements. The scheme was launched on June 1, 2020, by the Central Government to help the street vendors resume their livelihood activities that were impacted by COVID-19.

As per the official statistics of UP, loans under Swanidhi scheme will be disbursed to 2.51 beneficiaries by October 27, 2020 when the Prime Minister will address the street vendors and handlers of the State.

It aims at facilitating working capital loan up to Rs 10,000 at ...