Exclusive schemes for Uttarakhand

This is an online portal that has been started by Directorate of Industries. It is a government of Uttarakhand initiative. It has detailed information about all the policies given by the MSME department of Uttarakhand. It also contains latest and important news updates. It is an online portal where the women entrepreneurs or the small scale sellers can establish online business.

Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra
The organisation is given Future leadership award for its work in the field of women empowerment. It conducts leadership training programmes for minority women. It targets to train around 250 women every year. It conducts education and literacy programs, workshops and trainings, action researches and uses law and legislation as tools for social change. Its main mission is women empowerment and it does this by conducting leadership programs.

It works with illiterate women to improve their skills as producers and their knowledge of the markets they operate in, so that they can survive in the competitive markets. It is a registered organisation under Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860. Its mission is to provide customized quality business development services in order to enable women to enhance their income, access better education and health services for their children with a special focus on girls.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
It was established in the year 1983 and it is an apex body of industry and commerce in India. Its head office is in New Delhi and it operates in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Northeast, Pune and Uttarakhand. It represents 5000 women entrepreneurs and professionals. With over 34 years of experience it encourages and facilitates women to utilise their talents, skills, experiences and energies in their start-ups and help them to be self-sufficient.

MSME Policy-2015
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).