Startup India Supports Women Entrepreneurs By Funding Them With INR 1000 Cr
Rajkumar Singh, the Minister of State for skill & Development states "Schemes such as Startup India, Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Udyam Sakhi Portal, among others have been launched by the government to bolster women entrepreneurship in India.
"He further added, "The skill development ministry is running a pilot project named 'Economic Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs and Startups by Women' in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit(GIZ), a Germany based development authority.”
"The plan is targeting to support 250 startups led by women entrepreneurs. It is also aiming to assist 100 women started companies. The project is focussing on programmes for women micro entrepreneurs to start new businesses and scale up existing enterprises. As of now, the project has been implemented in Assam, Rajasthan and Telangana.