MOHUA- Zomato partnership under PM-SVANidhi

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has signed an MoU with Zomato to onboard street food vendors on its food-tech platform. Zomato is a food ordering and delivery platform in India.

Key Points

  • This agreement between MoHUA and Zomato has been signed as a part of Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNibhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme.
  • Through this MoU, various street food vendors will be able to connect thousands of users online and expand their business.
  • Under the MoU, at an initial level, 300 street vendors across 6 states will be onboarded.
  • The 6 states are- Bhopal, Vadodara, Patna, Nagpur, Raipur, and Ludhiana.
  • The ministry has coordinated with the Municipal Corporations, Zomato, fssai, GST officials, and other major stakeholders to ensure that street vendors are facilitated in completing the necessary prerequisites for this initiative.
  • The street vendors will be helped with PAN and fssai registration, menu digitization, and pricing, training on technology/ partner app usage, packaging, and hygiene practices.
  • The initiative will be later expanded to other states in a phased manner.
  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs also launched a mobile app for PMSVANidhi se Samriddhi for helping city officials to conduct door to door data collection.
  • PMSVANidhi se Samriddhi—socio-economic profiling of PM SVANidhi beneficiaries and their families was launched by the ministry in 125 cities as an additional component of the PMSVANidhi Scheme on January 4, 2021.


In October, MoHUA entered into a similar agreement with Swiggy. PM SVANidhi Scheme has been implemented by MoHUA since June 2020 with an aim to provide affordable working capital loans to street vendors to resume their livelihoods after the Covid-19 lockdown.