With the aim to boost employment opportunities, President Ram Nath Kovind launched a digital job portal at the event titled ‘Udyam Sangam’ to mark the International MSME Day. The digital platform will serve as a talent pool to connect 4.40 lakh trained youth and 2,400 recruiters.
Micro, Smalll and Medium Enterprise Ministry plans to set up at least 15 new state of the art technology centres in this year alone. The president will also launch the Solar Charkha Mission entailing a subsidy of Rs 550 crore in the initial two years for 50 clusters, which is expected to create one lakh jobs.
“The new scheme called Solar Charkha Mission which has been approved by government is proposed to be launched. There would be another portal which is also proposed to be launched by the President which is going to act as a bridge or a digital platform between the talent pool that we have in the sector and the segment which is looking for that kind of talent pool,” the ministry said.
Already 4.40 lakh (youth) have been trained in our tool rooms and registered around 2,400 recruiters and are planning to register many more,” it said.
The scheme also aims at linking five crore women across the country to the initiative, the minister had said. The mission is expected to create one lakh jobs during the first two years, MSME Secretary Panda told earlier.
“The Solar Charkha mission has been approved by the government. As of now the government has approved Rs 550 crore of subsidy for around 50 clusters. Every cluster will have between 400 to 2,000 artisans,” Panda had said.
According to him, investment up to Rs 10,000 crore is expected only in the micro enterprises sector in the current fiscal through subsidy as well as the credit component in the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme.
(with agency inputs)