Exclusive schemes for West Bengal
West Bengal Women Development Undertaking
The West Bengal Women Development Undertaking was introduced in the month of July 1993. The objective of this undertaking is to plan, promote, undertake and evaluate programmes for enhancing entrepreneurship and ensuring self employment among women in the fields of trade, business service etc. This will encourage women to earn and improve their standard of living. To undertake employment generation programme in agro based cottage and small scale and other industries by providing adequate information, training and financial assistance, etc. as may be deemed essential and to assist women in setting co-operatives, associations or other bodies for improving their vocational pursuit are also among the important aims of the Undertaking.
Presently, the undertaking is implementing two major products, which are Swabalamban (NOARD) project and Swayamsiddha funded by department of Women and Child development, Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD.
The West Bengal Small Industries Development Corporation Limited (WBSIDCL)
It was formed in the year 1961. It extends financial assistance and promotes SSI in the state under the Department of Cottage and Small Scale Industries of Government of West Bengal. It encourages training of diversified activities of industrial and commercial estates all over the state. Besides infrastructural support, it also helps in marketing of products to the SSI units, helps in supply of raw materials and promotes in all possible ways. This assistance helps the development of SSI sector which in turn enhances the economic growth and generates employment opportunities in the State.