A micro-finance scheme for the road-side traders and hawkers will be launched by Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar in city on March 12, said District In-Charge Minister S.A. Ramdas.

Speaking to some voters during his poll campaign at Kurubarahalli (Ward no. 62 and 63) this morning, Ramdas said that the project, to be implemented all over the State, will be launched on an experimental basis in Mysore city. “A sum of Rs. 5 crore has been earmarked for the scheme for which State government will contribute Rs. 2 crore while the rest will be provided by banks,” he said and added that “Small traders can avail of the finance scheme and setup up new enterprises or develop their existing ones.”

When asked whether making such an announcement would amount to violation of poll code of conduct, Ramdas pointed out that he was not making any public speech about it, but only informing the voters of his constituency.

While talking to his voters he assured life insurance schemes for the BPL families and assured the voters of providing a hawkers’ zone at the empty space near Kurubarahalli Circle, inauguration of the Truck Terminal in Bandipalya on Nanjangud Road on March 18 and other projects on the anvil.

He, along with BJP candidate Mahadevamma, met the voters on the streets, had tea at a tea-shop and chatted with them.

Later Ramdas visited Ittigegud (Ward 65) and spoke to some of the residents there. He was accompanied by BJP candidate Vanitha Prasanna.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore