Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that had a scheme like Mudra Yojana started 10 years back, the menace of urbanisation would have been less.
Interacting with Mudra Yojana beneficiaries over Narendra Modi Mobile App and Doordarshan, he said around Rs 6 lakh crore money have been already distributed to the beneficiaries.
“Had this scheme been there, a large number of people could have avoided moving into large cities and towns keeping their families and aged parents back in villages,” Mr Modi said.
“This is a scheme where we have disbursed funds more than the original target,” he said, adding the bulk of the funds have been also given to those who were first time job seekers.
Moreover, the Prime Minister said the Mudra Yojana has been able to break the monopoly of private money lenders ‘sahukar’.
In a similar interaction with the beneficiaries of the Ujjwala Yojana scheme on Monday, Mr Modi had said 45 per cent of Ujjwala Yojana’s four crore beneficiaries are Dalits and tribals.
He also has said the scheme aimed at increasing LPG cylinder coverage among poor families, had led to a social transformation in the rural areas especially.
The Dalits got 445 petrol pumps under 2010-14 during the UPA rule, he has said.
“LPG reach is now 100 per cent in 70 per cent villages and more than 75 per cent in 80 per cent villages,” Mr Modi said.
Essentially keeping an eye on 2019 elections, BJP has launched a unique mass contact programme.
The Prime Minister launched a “special kind” of mass outreach from Monday where the beneficiaries of various government schemes like Ujjwala Yojana and Mudra Yojana at various levels will interact with him.