EDII Newsletter 117
January – March 2022
EDII has been working in the area of MSME growth and competitiveness for almost 40 years now. The issue of sustainability and growth have always been the pain points for MSMEs. MSMEs are often hard pressed for resources and hence reel away, several times, in the absence of protectionism, thus unable to survive competition.
Former EDII Governing Board Member & Former Secretary, Ministry of MSME, GoI, Shri A. K. Sharma assumes charge as Cabinet Minister for Urban Development & Energy, UP. EDII’s President, Shri Rakesh Sharma, the Governing Board & EDII family heartily congratulates Shri A. K. Sharma & wishes him the best for an illustrious political career.
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and EDII organised a two-day summit (29th & 30th March) witnessing brainstorming sessions and panel discussions on the enhancements, challenges and growth opportunities in the MSME sector. Speakers and experts from India, Singapore, Peru, Lao PDR, Rwanda, Myanmar, Russia, Uzbekistan, Spain and Iran, shared their experiences at the summit.
On 17th Feb, 2022, EDII signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bihar Government’s Department of Industries to promote entrepreneurship in the state.
In order to explore the possibility of strengthening entrepreneurship in Tamil Nadu, Dr. Sunil Shukla, DG – EDII visited the state, and had a series of significant meetings and brainstorming discussions with senior officials of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu including; Shri Anandrao Vishnu Patil, IAS, Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu; Shri S. Krishnan, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary – Industries Department; Dr. Neeraj Mittal, IAS, Principal Secretary – Information Technology Department; Shri V. Arun Roy, IAS, Secretary – MSME Department; Shri C. Samayamoorthy, IAS, Agricultural Production Commissioner & Secretary, Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Department; Shri R. Kirlosh Kumar, IAS, Secretary-Labour and Employment Department and Shri Prashant M. Wadnere, IAS, Additional Secretary – Finance Department. Dr. Shukla was accompanied by Dr. Satya Ranjan Acharya, Professor & Director, Dept. of Entrepreneurship Education – EDII.
At a time when the academic fraternity is endorsing entrepreneurship as a potent career option, EDII, in association with several prominent universities is actively promoting innovations and connecting students with entrepreneurship. On this line, a 5-day training programme was organized by EDII for 24 professors of five universities from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh.
EDII and Anna University (AU), Chennai have entered into an MoA to strengthen entrepreneurship through collaborative initiatives, programmes, research and policy advocacy. The collaboration shall focus on Capacity Building Programmes in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Startups; Sector Specific Diploma Programmes in Entrepreneurship; Programmes on Entrepreneurship Awareness, Ideation and Innovation in addition to joint initiatives in Entrepreneurship research.
EDII and Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (CSJMU), Kanpur jointly conducted a 5-day Faculty Development Programme on ‘Entrepreneurship Course Curriculum Design, Development & Teaching’, virtually during 21 – 22 & 24 – 26, March 2022. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director General- EDII and Prof. Vinay Kumar Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, CSJMU. In all, 45 academicians from CSJMU participated in the programme.
Sustainability and growth of MSMEs can well be ascertained by addressing them in clusters on issues concerning technology, skills, market linkages, networking, access to capital, etc. One of the favourable ways to impart scalability to enterprises in a cluster is to ensure developed industrial and social infrastructure.
Slow pace of development in rural India has been a matter of concern for years now. The reasons for the abysmal conditions of agricultural wage earners, small farmers and non-agricultural laborers are many; primary ones being their small land holdings, poor education, almost negligible access to resources, lack of awareness, less achievement motivation among several more.
EDII Gorakhpur team conducted a Micro Entrepreneurship Development programme on Terrocotta for 30 participants from 06 SHGs of Hafiznagar village of Bhatahat Block of Gorakhpur district. The programme organized during 11 – 23 February 2022 was sponsored by NABARD under Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDP) scheme. The objective of the training program was to ensure livelihood and income generation opportunities for the trainees (mostly SHG members) by way of placement or by helping them set up their own units.
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs from the Grassroots to Global. At a time when women entrepreneurs are proving their mettle as entrepreneurs. International Conference on ‘Empowering Women Entrepreneurs from the Grassroots to Global was just apt to impart all the necessary push to their entrepreneurial spirit.
Entrepreneurial performance can be enhanced through proper training and mentoring. Hence the importance of trainers in the discipline of ‘entrepreneurship’ holds immense significance. EDII, having evolved the module to create entrepreneurs, brainstormed on making the process sustainable, and thus developed the Trainers’ Training programmes to institute a cadre of trainers who could subsequently create entrepreneurs.
17. The NABARD Karnataka regional office conducted an annual marketing event, ‘Grameena Habba,’ which provides rural artisans a platform to sell agricultural, handicraft, and handloom products in Bengaluru. The artisans under EDII and NABARD’s Parisar project set up their stall on environmental friendly straw
Revitalizing and rehabilitating economies through entrepreneurship development has proved to be a tactical development strategy. Micro Entrepreneurship and Skill Development programmes have brought about pervasive changes on the landscape of rural India. EDII has been contributing significantly to enhancing the entrepreneurial and skill levels of rural populace.
HCL Uday is HCL Technologies’ community development programme that aims at creating ‘green, clean and empowered societies.’ EDII and HCL Uday have joined hands to float the project HCL SATTVA with the aim of providing employment and livelihood opportunities to women,
EDII and Rajasthan Patrika have entered into a collaboration to jointly organize Entrepreneurship Development Programmes for emerging women entrepreneurs. Against the backdrop that entrepreneurship is the need-of-the-hour, especially among the women community, the two organizations have joined hands to institute meaningful, outcome-based programmes and bring the results and interventions before the society at large to earn a winning response for the development tool of entrepreneurship.
Cottage and rural enterprises are important for economic growth. The sector is significant in terms of the employment it creates, the use of natural resources it facilitates, and the non-farm activities it generates.
The Indian handloom industry is one of the finest identities of the country, representing the country’s rich culture and heritage to the world. With its wide presence in the formal and the informal sectors, millions of people depend on it for a living.
Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP), the sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY NRLM) is being implemented with the objective of helping members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) to setup small enterprises in rural area under non-farm sector.
Nations, across the world are investing in their human resource and equipping them with the right set of tools so that they can succeed in global business markets and generate meaningful opportunities for their country.
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