News Excerpt:

Recently, the Prime Minister inaugurated the ‘Pradhan Mantri Samajik Utthan and Rozgar Adharit Jankalyan’ (PM-SURAJ) national portal during an event organized by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.


  • Objective:
    • It is aimed at uplifting the most marginalized sections of society.
    • The objective is to directly provide financial assistance to beneficiaries, eliminating middlemen and commissions.
  • Implementation body:
    • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and its departments.
  • The portal is being launched to establish a one-stop point where people from disadvantaged sections of society can apply for and monitor the progress of all loan and credit schemes already available to them.
  • Credit assistance to one lakh entrepreneurs hailing from disadvantaged communities will be provided under it.
    • Credit support will be provided to eligible persons across the country and facilitated through banks, NBFC-MFIs, and other organizations.
  • Significance:
    • The PM-SURAJ national Portal for credit support to disadvantaged sections prioritizes the underprivileged and is dedicated to placing them at the forefront of development initiatives.

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