MSME ministry launches Udyam Sakhi portal for women entrepreneurs

Micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) ministry on Thursday launched Udyam Sakhi, a portal for women entrepreneurs on the occasion […]

   

Micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) ministry on Thursday launched Udyam Sakhi, a portal for women entrepreneurs on the occasion of the International Women’s Day in New Delhi.(Also read: NITI Aayog launches entrepreneurship platform for women)The portal is a network for nurturing entrepreneurship and creating business models for low cost products and services in order to empower women and make them self-reliant and self-sufficient, the ministry said in a statement.After launching the portal, minister of state of MSME, Giriraj Singh said that India has around 8 million women who have started and are running their own businesses.The ministry believes that the women in India can play a vital role in the growth of the Indian economy, he added.As per the statement, the portal provides assistance through its platform for entrepreneurship learning tools, incubation facility, training programs for fund raising, providing mentors, one-on-one investor meet, provide market survey facility and technical assistance.MSME secretary Arun Kumar said that the ministry is on the path of creating a vibrant MSME sector by promoting growth and development of the sector including khadi, village and coir industries.

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