Women MSMEs: Key Govt Schemes See More Women Takers as Beneficiary Count Jumps in FY22 from Previous Year

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Amid the growing chorus in the country to boost women entrepreneurship, the number of women beneficiaries across major government schemes has jumped significantly from the pre-Covid period. According to the data shared by Minister of State for MSMEs Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma in Lok Sabha on Thursday, under the employment generation scheme Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), the total women beneficiary count in FY22 stood at 39,154, up 43 per cent from 27,285 in FY21 and 58 per cent from 24,720 in FY20. Moreover, the Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme (ESDP) also recorded an increase in women entrepreneurs supported to 24,734 in FY22 from 13,640 in FY21. Read More

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