SAMARTH Initiative – UPSC Prelims

SAMARTH Initiative:
  • Launched by Ministry of MSME.
  • It is a special entrepreneurship drive for women.
  • Features:
    • 20% Seats in free Skill Development Programs organised under skill development schemes of the Ministry will be allocated for Women.
    • 20% of MSME Business Delegations sent to domestic & international exhibitions under the schemes for Marketing Assistance implemented by the Ministry will be dedicated to women owned MSMEs.
    • 20% Discount on annual processing fee on National Small Industries Corporation’s (NSIC) Commercial Schemes.
    • Special Drive for registration of women-owned MSMEs under UDYAM Registration.
    • Through this initiative, the Ministry of MSME is focusing on providing Skill Development and Market Development Assistance to women.
    • To enhance the participation of women entrepreneurs in Public Procurement, a special discount of 20% shall also be offered.