National Vendor Development Program for SC/ST Entrepreneurs

The empoerment of SC/STs

National Vendor Development Program for SC/ST Entrepreneurs

The Government has gone beyond providing scholarships and reservations for SC/STs, and is empowering them to become entrepreneurs Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Mr Dharmendra Pradhan



"Inspired by the vision of Babasaheb, Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has worked with the spirit of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Vikas to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of SC/ST community, disadvantaged sections of the society and minorities."




Thesynergyonline News Bureau

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 13 :
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Mri Dharmendra Pradhan today flagged off 3121st Bulk LPG Tanker Truck and participated in the Special National Vendor Development Program on Petroleum & Steel sectors for SC/ST Entrepreneurs, organised by Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI).








Scholarships and reservations for SC/STs

Speaking on the occasion Mr Pradhan said the Government has gone beyond providing scholarships and reservations for SC/STs, and is empowering them to become entrepreneurs. "Inspired by the vision of Babasaheb, Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has worked with the spirit of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vish was, Sabka Vikas to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of SC/ST community, disadvantaged sections of the society and minorities. Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has envisioned that the SC/ST community should become the owners of businesses and be job creators instead of just being job seekers. Under his leadership, India is establishing a new model of affirmative action for the world.", he said.

On welfare of SC/ST communities

Speaking on Government's various efforts towards welfare of SC/ST communities, Mr Pradhan said ,"The Government has come up with Rs.100 lakh crore worth of National Infrastructure Pipeline.

Stand Up India

"Out of over 8cr Ujjwala connections, over 3 crore connections have been handed over to the SC/ST families. "The Minister further said that various Ministries have ensured handholding of SC/ST entrepreneurs to make Stand Up India, a success. He said that government has simplified procedures, established policies, worked with all stakeholders to support the entrepreneurial spirit of SC/ST brothers and sisters and to ensure new entrepreneurs are not at a disadvantage.

He said that the Government has ensured that PSUs procure at least 25 per cent of their requirements from the MSMEs and banks have been targets to lend to start-ups, giving impetus to entrepreneurial spirit among the disadvantaged sections of the society.