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More than 2 lakh women owned MSMEs registered on UDYAM portal during special drives

March 23, 2023
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“SAMARTH” initiative launched to support women-owned MSMEs with skill Development and Market Development Assistance , to train more than 7,500 women candidates from rural and sub-urban areas in the FY 2022-23.

The Government has taken a number of steps to support MSMEs, including women owned enterprises in the country and for increasing participation in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises such as:

  1. Special drives for registration of women owned MSMEs under Udyam Registration Portal have been undertaken during 2022-23 and more than 2 lakh women owned MSMEs have registered on the portal during the special drives.
  2. To benefit women entrepreneurs, the Public Procurement Policy was amended in 2018 mandating Central Ministries/Departments/ Undertakings to procure at least 3% of their annual procurement from women entrepreneurs.
  3. To support Women Entrepreneurs under Credit Guarantee Scheme for Micro & Small Enterprises, two provisions have been introduced for women entrepreneurs w.e.f. 01.12.2022. These are:
  1. 10% concession in annual Guarantee fees; and
  2. 10 % additional Guarantee coverage of up to 85%, as against the 75 % for other entrepreneurs.
  1. To encourage entrepreneurship among women, Ministry of MSME implements ‘Skill Upgradation & Mahila Coir Yojana’ under Coir Vikas Yojana, which is an exclusive training program aimed at skill development of women artisans engaged in the Coir sector.
  2. The Ministry also implements Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), which is a major credit-linked subsidy programme aimed at generating self-employment opportunities through establishment of micro enterprises in the non-farm sector by helping traditional artisans and rural/urban unemployed youth. Out of the total PMEGP beneficiaries, 39% are women and they are provided higher subsidy (upto 35%) vis-a-vis non-special category (upto 25%).
  3. Participation of women entrepreneurs in trade fairs under Procurement & Marketing Support Scheme is subsidized 100% vis-a-vis 80% for other entrepreneurs.
  4.  “SAMARTH” initiative has been launched to support women-owned MSMEs with the objective of providing Skill Development and Market Development Assistance to women and to train more than 7,500 women candidates from rural and sub-urban areas in the FY 2022-23. Under SAMARTH, aspiring and existing women entrepreneurs have been provisioned with 20% Seats in free Skill Development Programs organized under Skill Development Schemes of the Ministry; 20% of MSME Business Delegations for domestic & international exhibitions under the schemes for Marketing Assistance implemented by Ministry; and 20% discount on annual processing fee on NSIC’s Commercial Schemes.

The State-wise details of women owned MSMEs registered under Udyam Portal since its inception till 17.03.2023 is given at Annexure-I.

The Government has taken a number of recent initiatives under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan to support the MSME sector for all categories including women in the country especially COVID-19 Pandemic. Some of these include:

      1. Rs. 5.00 lakh crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) for businesses, including MSMEs;
      2. Rs. 50,000 crore equity infusion through Self Reliant India (SRI) Fund;
      3. New revised criteria for classification of MSMEs;
      4. No global tenders for procurement up to Rs. 200 crores;
      5. “Udyam Registration” for MSMEs, for Ease of Doing Business;
      6. Launching of an online Portal “Champions” in June, 2020 to cover many aspects of e- governance including redressing grievances and handholding of MSMEs;
      7. Inclusion of retail and wholesale traders as MSMEs;
      8. Non-tax benefits extended for 3 years in case of an upward change in status of MSMEs.
      9. Launch of Udyam Assist Platform (UAP) on 11.01.2023 to bring Informal Micro Enterprises (IMEs) under the formal ambit for availing the benefit under Priority Sector Lending (PSL).

ANNEXURE-I

 

State-wise total Women owned MSME registered & classified under Udyam since inception on 01.07.2020 till 17.03.2023
Sl. No. State Micro Small Medium Total
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 1,12,410 2,382 113 1,14,905
2 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 2,166 39 4 2,209
3 ASSAM 58,065 621 26 58,712
4 BIHAR 1,02,895 1,278 47 1,04,220
5 CHHATTISGARH 29,947 750 32 30,729
6 GOA 6,467 103 8 6,578
7 GUJARAT 1,62,752 3,949 161 1,66,862
8 HARYANA 74,451 2,176 90 76,717
9 HIMACHAL PRADESH 14,592 299 12 14,903
10 JHARKHAND 51,223 495 17 51,735
11 KARNATAKA 1,75,808 3,515 164 1,79,487
12 KERALA 86,067 1,387 60 87,514
13 MADHYA PRADESH 91,824 2,026 78 93,928
14 MAHARASHTRA 5,60,948 6,451 359 5,67,758
15 MANIPUR 18,553 57 3 18,613
16 MEGHALAYA 2,914 57 6 2,977
17 MIZORAM 5,832 41 2 5,875
18 NAGALAND 4,216 23 1 4,240
19 ODISHA 62,976 1,086 37 64,099
20 PUNJAB 95,236 1,492 60 96,788
21 RAJASTHAN 1,38,022 3,290 135 1,41,447
22 SIKKIM 1,656 15 2 1,673
23 TAMIL NADU 3,83,436 5,807 275 3,89,518
24 TELANGANA 1,09,394 2,253 113 1,11,760
25 TRIPURA 4,503 70 3 4,576
26 UTTAR PRADESH 1,80,872 4,282 184 1,85,338
27 UTTARAKHAND 25,519 486 15 26,020
28 WEST BENGAL 76,642 2,146 89 78,877
29 ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS 2,144 26 2 2,172
30 CHANDIGARH 4,070 91 7 4,168
31 DELHI  63,238 2,158 133 65,529
32 JAMMU AND KASHMIR 39,175 313 11 39,499
33 LADAKH 901 6 907
34 LAKSHADWEEP 83 83
35 PUDUCHERRY 6,476 147 7 6,630
36 THE DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI AND DAMAN AND DIU 1,951 81 5 2,037
Total: 27,57,424 49,398 2,261 28,09,083

This information was given by the Minister of State for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Source : https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1909928

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