Out of 1.47 cr, 18% MSMEs under Udyam Portal owned by women
As per Udyam Portal, the total number of MSMEs and women owned MSMEs in all India were 1,47,50,018 and 27,75,390 respectively
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According to the government data, women entrepreneurs own 18 per cent of registered micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country under the Udyam Portal.
As per Udyam Registration Portal, the total number of MSMEs and women owned MSMEs from 01.07.2020 to 12.03.2023 (as on 13.03.2023) in all India were 1,47,50,018 and 27,75,390 respectively.
The number of women-owned enterprises that have received credit guarantees under the Credit Guarantee Scheme (CGS) in the country during the year 2022-23 (as on 28.02.2023) was 3,40,013 amounting to Rs. 14,247.24 crore.
The number of women-owned enterprises that have received margin money subsidy under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) in all India during the year 2022-23 (as on 28.02.2023) was 26,241.
Under the Procurement and Marketing Support (PMS) scheme of Ministry of MSME, 100 per cent financial assistance/subsidy is offered to women owned MSMEs towards stall rent charges for participating in Trade fairs/ Exhibitions organized by Ministry of MSME.
In addition, MSMEs including women owned MSMEs are encouraged to enhance the marketability of their products and services by offering various benefits/opportunities under various components of PMS Scheme, like:-
(i) Organising /participation in National/ International Trade Fairs / Exhibitions /MSME Expo, etc. held across the country.
(ii) Creating awareness and educating MSMEs about importance/ methods/ process of packaging in marketing, latest packaging technology, import-export policy and procedure, GeM portal, MSME Conclave, latest developments in international / national trade and other subjects / topics relevant for market access developments etc.
Ministry of MSME implements International Cooperation Scheme (IC) Scheme which aims to capacity building of MSMEs for entering export market by facilitating their participation in international exhibitions/trade fairs/conferences/seminars/buyer-seller meets abroad as well as providing them with actionable market-intelligence and reimbursement of various costs involved by export of goods and services.
It provides opportunities to MSMEs to continuously update themselves to meet the challenges emerging out of changes in technology, changes in demand, emergence of new market etc. Under the International Cooperation Scheme, during financial year (2022-23), as on 13.03.2023, 57 women entrepreneurs have been assisted for participation in international exhibitions/trade fairs held abroad.