The Fact News Service
Ferozepur, September 9
On the first day of 4-day training programme of street vendors under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), 40 vendors were given training, by the team of PGI Chandigarh under instructions of government, at the office of Municipal Council, on various aspects of their profession who were put wiser on the importance of self-hygiene, hygiene, diseases, problems, causes diagnosis and treatment.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Urban Development) Latif Ahmed and Joint Deputy Director Local Government Kulwant Singh Brar were also present on the occasion.
Disclosing this here today Program Manager Kamalpreet Kaur said only if a ‘rehri driver’ is healthy then he can sell good and clean material to his customers. She also apprised the street vendors of the dangers and diseases caused by tobacco and smoking.
Pradeep Salwan, Lead Bank Manager also gave a detailed information about the benefits of schemes offered by the government to these street vendors, bank loans, accident insurance, general insurance and permanent pension scheme. He said that any street vendor who is registered with the Municipal Council can get his accident insurance of Rs. 2 lakh for only Rs.12. Apart from this he can avail general insurance benefit of Rs. 2 lakh with an annual amount of Rs.320. The registered street vendor can also get a loan of Rs.10,000 to be refundable in one year in instalments.
Jasveer Kaur, Training Coordinator gave information about the rules and regulations of Street Vendors and in the near future the government would provide a designated place to the street vendors of Ferozepur city and also issue licenses.
At the end of training, the vendors were provided training certificates Jasveer Kaur, Training Coordinator gave information about the rules and regulations of Street Vendors and in the near future the government would provide a designated place to the street vendors of Ferozepur city and also issue licenses.