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30 urban poor families of Chandigarh selected for micro enterprises

January 25, 2019 05:31 PM

CHANDIGARH: Smile was visible on the faces of 30 urban poor belonging to below poverty line (BPL) families of Chandigarh who were identified by the Municipal Corporation for setting up their micro enterprises. They all came to attend the self employment proramme—general orientation and 7-day EDP.

The training programme was organized by the Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED), Chandigarh under Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) a component of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana—National Urban Livelihood Mission, a scheme scripted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, New Delhi.
Paramjit Singh, Principal Director, RCED inaugurated the programme at its Centre here on Friday. In his inaugural address he spoke at length about entrepreneurship as a career option and joy of becoming an entrepreneur.  He also said that during training they were apprized of the various schemes of the government and facilities provided by the various  government departments. They would also be cleared all doubts, he said.

They were identified by the municipal corporation, Chandigarh. The corporation has also arranged loans for them ranging from Rs 35, 000 to Rs two lakhs to either start their own micro enterprises or expand the existing one.  He further revealed that they were provided four percent subsidy on interest rate by the disbursing banks.

The objective of the training is to aware them about the entrepreneurship basics and schemes and facilities available at various departments for promotion of micro enterprises and how to run and manage their units successfully, says Mr Singh.    

Micro enterprises including handicraft, artificial jewellery, maniary works, beauty parlors, electrical, mobile accessories, Punjabi jutti, crockery and vegetable and fruits selling etc.

Other who spoke on the occasion on different topics included Mr Harkit Singh, FLCC, Mr Balbir Singh, Adviser, RCED, Ms Ramnik Kaur, Municipal Corporation and Ms Pooja, Project  Officer, RCED. 

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