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Coronavirus effect: A ground report on the plight of Mumbai's street vendors

Updated : July 09, 2020 10:13 PM IST

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a body blow to street vendors across the country. The union government's loan scheme for street vendors has received 52,000 applications in just seven days; this is for micro-loans of up to Rs 10,000.

The government is aiming to push the number of loan applicants to "at least 5 lakh" by September end. A CNBC-TV18 report on how Mumbai's street vendors are coping with the pandemic and if the new loan scheme is finding any takers.
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