FICCI organises ‘Buyer Seller Meet’ for SC/ STs

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 31 January 2019

The government has undertaken various measures for promoting entrepreneurship among the marginalised community including SCs and STs.

PUNE: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in association with Ministry of MSME with the support of Maharashtra Government and National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) organised a ‘Buyer Seller Meet’ for SC/ ST entrepreneurs at MCCIA. 

The Government of India has undertaken various measures for promoting entrepreneurship among the marginalised community including SCs/STs. The Public Procurement Policy 2012 mandates Public Sector Units (PSU) and departments to ensure that 25 per cent of their overall annual procurement is done from MSEs including fulfilment of a sub-target for procurement from the MSEs owned by SC/ST entrepreneurs. . Around 15 entrepreneurs have registered on the spot in Pune on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal and 10 on the NSIC respectively.

Deepak Mukhi, Head of FICCI- Maharashtra State Council, said, “The Buyer Seller Meet is aimed at addressing the demand-supply gaps and enable direct market access both for the SC/ST entrepreneurs and the PSUs.

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