Hyderabad, June 1 -- Telangana was awarded as one of the top performing states among all large states in the country here on Thursday.

The Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri in an event congratulated Telangana's commitment and dedication towards the successful execution of Pattana Pragathi, also called StreetVendors (SVs) Development, said a statement released by PMSVANidhi.

Telangana also became the first state to waive off stamp duty on loans under the PM SVANidhi. In the category of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) with less than one lakh population towns in the country, the top 10 cities were from Telangana with Siddipet bagging the first position.

The cities included Siddipet, Sircilla, Nirmal, Kamareddy, Bodhan, Za...