Solar Charkha Mission Launched by President Ram Nath Kovind

The Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) will cover 50 clusters under this mission and 400 to 2000 artisans will be employed by each cluster.

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To generate the employment in rural areas, and disburse a subsidy of Rs 550 crore to thousands of artisans, President Ram Nath Kovind launched the Solar Charkha Mission under which the process will take place.

The Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) will cover 50 clusters under this mission and 400 to 2000 artisans will be employed by each cluster.

During the launch of the mission on World MSME Day, Kovind said that it will generate employment in rural areas and contribute to the green economy, the official statement said.

“The MSME sector is leveraging the demographic dividend of the country and promoting inclusive growth in rural and backward areas. MSME sector accounts for around 60 percent of employment in India.”

He said that there are 6.5 crore MSME units across the country employing over 11 crore people and contributing over 10 percent growth which is higher than heavy industrial units.

Giriraj Singh, Minister of State for MSME, said that 15 new state-of-the-art technology centers are being set up all over the country including in the Northeast of which 10 centers will become operational by March 2019. Each center, he said, is being built at a cost of around Rs 150 crore.

The 10 centres which will become operational soon are located in Durg (Chhattisgarh), Bhiwadi (Rajasthan), Rohtak (Haryana), Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Bengaluru (Karnataka), Sitarganj (Uttarakhand), Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Puducherry.

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