The e-governance services delivery arm Common Services Center (CSC) has signed an agreement with the MSME ministry to promote schemes run by the ministry in the rural areas.
A workshop was conducted by the ministry and CSC to train entrepreneurs about various schemes which will be delivered by the CSC.
Currently there are 3.65 lakh CSCs spread across India providing government services in the rural areas.
MSME special secretary and development commissioner Ram Mohan Mishra said, “CSCs can play a major role in MSME programs like Udyam Sakhi and Udyam Sathi. We can develop a group on this. India is the nation of villages and CSC-Ministry of MSME collaboration can play a major role in investment mobilization”.
Dinesh Tyagi, CEO at CSC-SPV believes only CSC has the potential to create grass-root entrepreneurs. He said, “Our CSCs are itself small enterprises. Like other government programmes and schemes, we will help MSME ministry in taking their programme across India, particularly in rural areas.
DP Srivastava, DDG at MSME Ministry said, Village level entrepreneurs have revolutionized India by empowering women, marginalized communities and rural citizens, providing opportunities for access of various government and other services to them.
Srivastava adds, These CSCs will act as facilitators in disseminating in the schemes and programs of the government to the MSMEs specifically those in the rural and semi-urban areas.