On the occasion of World MSME Day, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind launched Solar Charkha Mission and Sapark Portal for the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.
In a bid to encourage dialogue and partnership among various stakeholders of MSME ecosystem and discuss various issues and challenges of this sector, the Ministry of MSME today organized National Conclave “Udyam Sangam” to celebrate United Nation MSME day. The conclave was inaugurated by President Kovid in the presence of MSME Minister Giriraj Singh and MSME Secretary Arun Kumar Panda, along with various MSME linked delegates.
Addressing the gathering, President Ram Nath Kovind said that the MSME plays crucial role in the growth and development of country and the world.” Appreciating the initiatives of the Ministry he said for MSMEs, event like this is first of its kind in which more than 6,000 entrepreneurs from across the country participated.
On this special occasion, President launched a job portal called ‘MSME Sampark’ and said this portal will help the skilled youth in getting employment and also act as a bridge between the talent pool and those enterprises seeking trained man power. Besides, the Solar Charkha Mission of the Ministry was also launched by the President.
The Mission will cover 50 clusters and every cluster will employ 400 to 2000 artisans. The Mission has been approved by the Government of India for which the MSME Ministry will disburse subsidy of Rs. 550 crores to the artisans.
This mission will help in generating employment for women in rural areas as well as support in the development of green economy, president added. Speaking on the occasion, Union MSME Minister Giriraj Singh said that in this 4 years tenure, the ministry has achieved the aim of generating 4 crore employment for the people.
Talking about the initiatives taken in promoting MSMEs, he said that our ministry disbursed collateral free loans to around 16 lakh entrepreneurs. Ministry has opened every door to facilitate MSME sector in every possible way and has been taking so many initiatives to promote and support MSME.
Calling MSMEs itself a sngam, MSME secretary Arun Kumar Panda said that this event is a collaboration of various entreprises from different states of India including various verticals like pharma, textile, defence, leather, handicrafts and many more. For the growth and prosperity of nation, the government has taken so many initiatives and in future also will take measures to make the MSME sector much stronger.