Planning to provide entrepreneurship and skill training to disabled persons, The MSME Ministry will soon announce a new scheme.
Under this Scheme, disabled persons will be provided with entrepreneurship and skill training to expose their talent and provide a market for their products.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, during the inauguration of ‘EKAM Fest’ which is a week-long exhibition and sale of handicrafts, textiles, and handloom products of artisans, traders/ entrepreneurs, belonging to ‘people with disability’ said,
“I assure you that the MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) ministry will work (out) a special scheme for the entrepreneurial and skill development of persons with disabilities very soon as the government wants to encourage, expose, and provide opportunities for the products of such persons. The scheme will be worked out in consultation with the ministries of SJE and Textiles.”
Business loans through financial institutions to disabled entrepreneurs, without any collateral security, will also be arranged, said Nitin Gadkari.
International marketing assistance will also be provided to the textile/handloom products produced and marketed by disabled entrepreneurs, said Textiles Minister Smriti Irani.
Also, Samriti Irani promised, handloom tool kits will be distributed for free to the disabled weavers by the textile ministry.
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