President Ram Nath Kovind has launched the Solar Charkha Mission covering artisans in 50 identified clusters and the Sampark portal, a digital platform to connect five lakh job seekers with recruiters at an event to mark the important economic role played by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
The Solar Charkha Mission will entail a subsidy of Rs 550 crore in the initial two years for 50 clusters and every cluster will employ 400 to 2000 artisans. The mission will generate employment in rural areas and contribute to the green economy. The digital platform `Sampark portal’ will be useful in creating a skill pool of workers and connecting trained youth with job opportunities, Ram Nath Kovind said.
The President expressed hopes that the government will look for new solutions so that micro and small entrepreneurs may be able to occupy a space at the global level.