Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla stated that women vendors can get financial assistance from financial institutions and insurance companies in line with the Prime Minister’s financial inclusion policy and women empowerment.
She was speaking as the chief guest at the awareness campaign on financial services exclusively held for the women vendors at Ima Keithel on Sunday.
Ima Keithel is the only market in the world run by all women is a place where equality is preached and practiced. She emphasized that the women vendors should reap full benefits from the central government flagship programmes such as Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Mudra Loan Yojana, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jan Suraksha Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana.
The governor also stated that she had formal meetings with various representatives of financial institutions of the state to take a holistic look into the matter of credit support and strategize means to help vendors.
Drawing concern on the problems faced by the street vendors, the governor said that the government and the public must address the problem together to reach an amicable solution.