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Policy simplification of govt resulted in an increased number of women entrepreneurs: Nitin Gadkari

Updated: Mar 09, 2020 06:25:34am

Policy simplification of govt resulted in an increased number of women entrepreneurs: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, Mar 9 (KNN) Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari has said that policy simplification of the government has resulted in an increased number of women entrepreneurs in the country.

He further said that there are now around 80 lakh women entrepreneurs in MSME sector of the country.

Addressing the inaugural session of ‘Conference on Empowering Women Entrepreneurs’ in New Delhi, on Saturday evening, Gadkari said that the government is committed to no discrimination against women entrepreneurs, and called upon them to maintain high standards in the quality and delivery of products.

Recognising that the women entrepreneurs face daunting challenges, he complimented them for standing tall against all odds. He also informed that the government is working on launching a new website for MSME sector on the lines of Alibaba platform for marketing MSME products.

Later, he added that there has been an increase of about 38 per cent under PMEGP enterprises being established by women entrepreneurs in last 5 years.

''More than 6000 women have been trained by the Ministry of MSME in incense stick (agarbatti) manufacturing and packaging while over 150 women have been trained in Electric pottery in the terrorism affected areas of Baramula district,'' said an official release.

''Further, nearly 25 girls in Pulwama and around 100 girls in Kathua have been trained in tailoring. 125 women from Nagrota near Jammu are making 7500 khadi rumals per day,'' the release added.

Now, central ministries and Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs) are procuring 25 per cent from MSMEs and it has been directed that 4 per cent of purchases should be from SC/ST entrepreneurs and 3 per cent from women entrepreneurs.

Efforts are being made to increase the participation of women in the field of honey production. The work on a marketing website to sell honey products in the global market is in progress. Women are also being given “Solar Charkhas”.

The three-day conference has been organised by Ministry of MSME in collaboration with various industry associations like FICCI-flo, CII and India SME Forum.




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