India is witnessing rapid growth and prosperity. For this to be truly inclusive, all sections of the society need to partake in this prosperity. Besides wage employment and education, the marginalized sections of the society also need to envision, create and scale – up ventures to be a major participant in this growth story. While in the past, there has been some increase in the number of SC/ST owned enterprises, this needs to increase substantially to enable the socio-economic empowerment of the SC/ST communities. In this context, the National SC/ST Hub is an initiative of the Government of India targeted towards developing a supportive ecosystem towards SC/ST entrepreneurs. The National SC/ST Hub (NSSH) would provide professional support to the SC/ST enterprises thereby enabling them to effectively participate in the public procurement process. This would involve participation by CPSEs/Central Ministries, States, Industry Associations such as DICCI and others. The Hub would also work towards the development of new entrepreneurs to participate in the procurement process leveraging on the “Stand-up India” program. Selected entrepreneurs would be provided with support and mentoring by industry experts, CPSEs, and incubators.
Contact: Naveen Kumar
Date & Time: Jan 19th, 2018 10am -6pm
Location: The Manohar Hotel, Hyderabad