‘Stand up India’ scheme launched by P.M Narendra Modi on Tuesday . It is a part of the goverment's efforts to support entrepreneurship among women and SC & ST communities
Following comes the live updates
5:30 pm: Today, I hope that e-rickshaw owners and Dalit families who will get Stand up India loans twill ake advantage of the opportunity: PM
5:20 pm: E-rickshaws will benefit the environment . We spend billions on importing oil, now the Sun will run these rickshaws: PM
5:15 pm: E-rickshaws will be given to those who do not own rickshaws. The beneficiaries of this will be the poor: PM
5:14 pm: Got to have 'Chai Pe Charcha' with families of e-rickshaw beneficiaries: PM
5:12 pm: This scheme is going to transform the lives of people from Dalit and Tribal communities: PM
5:10 pm: If I could do something with an opportunity, our Dalit brothers/sisters can also do it. They shouldn't be at anyone's mercy, says Modi
5:08 pm: The job seeker has to become a job creator: PM
5:05 pm: As agriculture minister Babu Jagjivan Ram did a lot to usher the green revolution. In 1971 he was the defence minister: PM
5:00 pm: Whatever one's party is, we have to remember those who have lived for the nation: PM
4:55 pm: Babu Jagjivan Ram made India very proud. Today on his birth anniversary 'Stand up India' is being launched: PM
4:48 pm: The scheme is intended to promote entrepreneurship among Scheduled Castes, Schedule Tribes and women and will involve loans ranging from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 1 crore. The scheme includes a composite loan of between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 100 lakh for setting up any new ent
4:45 pm: Mr. Modi launches the logo of the scheme.
4:30 pm: As part of the launch event, he distributed 5,100 e-rickshaws under the Mudra Yojna Scheme. The e-rickshaws were received by cycle rickshaw owners as well as women and transgenders, according to a press statement. These e-rickshaws have been distributed for use in Delhi-NCR region, including Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad. The release added that customers will now be able to book e-rickshaws through Ola mobile app and make online payment via Freecharge platform.