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Rajasthan's scheme turns women into entrepreneurs, provides Rs 1 cr loan

The scheme was started in 2019, and till now, 1,141 women entrepreneurs, SHGs and clusters have been sanctioned loans of more than Rs 57.60 crore in urban and rural areas

Women Farmers, (Photo: unsplash)

The state’s women are moving ahead in self-employment by starting handicrafts, agriculture and food processing-based industries

Anil Sharma Jaipur
The Rajasthan government's Indira Mahila Shakti Udhyam Protsahan Yojana has become popular among women wanting to become entrepreneurs. Under the scheme, the state government is providing loans of up to Rs 1 crore to women. This is for those who want to start their own enterprises and self-help groups (SHGs).

Besides, a subsidy of a maximum 30 per cent is also given on the loans. The state government wants to empower women and make them self-reliant through this initiative.

It is fulfilling the dreams of women, who are unable to start their own enterprises due to lack of capital.


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First Published: Oct 31 2022 | 5:46 PM IST

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