‘Entrepreneurs should avail NSIC schemes’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jan 2019 09:32:23


Business Bureau,

The National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), an ISO 9001-2015 certified Government of India enterprise of Miniratna-1 status under Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), conducted awareness campaign for entrepreneurs belonging to scheduled caste and scheduled tribes (SC / ST) on Sunday. NSIC, Branch Office, Nagpur led by Ramdas M Tekam, DGM conducted the awareness campaign in association with Indian Chamber of Commerce for Affirmative Action (ICCAA) at Hotel Pride, Nagpur.

The event was attended by more than 100 SC/ST Entrepreneurs. The main theme of the event was to create awareness among the SC/ST entrepreneurs. The detailed Power point presentation for NSIC Schemes was given by team of NSIC Nagpur team. On the occasion, P Udayakumar, Director (Planning and Marketing), NSIC, enlightened the entrepreneurs on how to take advantage of Government subsidy under various schemes namely - Single Point Registration Scheme (SPRS), Business to Business (B2B) and Special Marketing Assistance Scheme (SMAS) being implemented by NSIC. He also spoke on other schemes like Tender Marketing, Raw Material Assistance Scheme, bank tie-up, etc. implemented by NSIC which are equally beneficial to MSEs. Amongst above SPRS registration (with meager token money of Rs 100+GST) and B2B registration are free of cost for SC / ST entrepreneurs.

Under SMAS SC/ST entrepreneurs can participate in four domestic and two International Exhibitions with 100 per cent subsidy. Udayakumar also clarified the queries raised by the entrepreneurs. Sunil Zode, President of ICCAA, Mumbai also addressed the gathering and urged the participants to take benefits of NSIC schemes meant for SC/ST entrepreneurs. Amitabh Meshram addressed the gathering by sharing his success story.

Nilesh Singh Thakur, Principal NIT, Nagpur also expressed his views on the occasion.  Sanjay K Bhondekar, Zonal General Manager, NSIC-Mumbai, gave the introductory remark and also requested the entrepreneurs to take the benefits of NSIC schemes. NSIC has been working to promote, aid and foster the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises in the country.

NSIC having its registered office in New Delhi operates through countrywide network of offices and technical centres in the country. In addition top this, NSIC has set up training cum incubation centres managed by professional manpower.