Pune, Sep 15 : A total of nine lakh individuals have taken loans amounting to Rs 8,000 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) in this district in last one year, said Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Environment and Information & Broadcasting.
While addressing a meeting of the district infrastructure scheme advisory (Disha) committee with central and state government officials here on Saturday evening to review government schemes being implemented in the district, he said, “In the past one year under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, Rs 8,000 crore has been given to nine lakh individuals as loans for various initiatives. It is a big achievement for us that individuals in such huge numbers have benefited from the scheme.”
He said that PMMY was launched by the Prime Minister on April 8, 2015, for providing loans of up to Rs 10 lakh to the non-corporate, non-farm small and micro enterprises. Talking about other initiatives, Mr Javadekar said, “In the Pune division of the Central Railway, the WiFi system has been installed at 46 out of 58 stations so far, along with five escalators being developed at other stations in the division.”
Congratulating the Regional Passport office for its consistent efforts in reducing the obstacles in issuance of passport, the Minister said, “The success of RPO is commendable. There was a time when people from five districts had to come to Pune for passport applications, however, the situation is much better now as every district has a passport office." (UNI)