Exclusive schemes for Uttarakhand
Government of Uttarakhand has sanctioned the MSME Policy-2015 for mobilising investment in the MSME sector through incentivising MSMEs. The policy’s main objective is utilising local resources, generating employment opportunities, and promoting self-employment and skill development in the youth.
Industrial Policy 2003, Government of Uttaranchal
The policy laid focus on the sectors where Uttaranchal has got inherent advantages to generate employment opportunities e.g. Tourism, Hydro-power, Floriculture, Agro and Food processing, Handloom, Khadi and Village Industries etc. The Prime Minister of India during his visit to Nainital in March 2002 announced that a special package of incentives should be given to promote Industrial Development in Uttaranchal in order to offset the constraints that hampered this process. The package was formally declared on 7th January 2003.
Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO)
SIDO conducts a wide variety of programmes like Entrepreneurship Development Programmes exclusively for the benefit of women. The outstanding woman entrepreneur of the year is recognised by giving a special prize for her achievements and efforts made in the world of entrepreneurs. The Office of DC (SSI) has also introduced a women cell to provide coordination and assistance to women entrepreneurs facing specific problems. Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has implemented two special schemes for women namely Mahila Udyam Nidhi (MUN), a scheme which exclusively aims for providing equity to women entrepreneurs, and the Mahila Vikas Nidhi, which offers developmental assistance for the various income generating activities to women. SIDBI provides training for credit utilization and credit delivery skills for the executives of voluntary organizations working for women. In order to meet the specific needs of women and to ensure their contribution towards technology capability building, the “Technology Development and Utilization Programme for Women (TDUPW)” has been formulated by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR).