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Government of India
Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
01 JUL 2019 4:41PM by PIB Delhi
Jobs creation through NSIC for SC/ST

National Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Hub(NSSH) has been launched with the objective to provide professional support to SC/ST entrepreneurs to fulfill the obligations under the Public Procurement Policy for Micro and Small Enterprises, adopt applicable business practices and leverage the Stand up India initiative with an objective to promote “enterprise culture” amongst the SC/ST Population. The number of SC/ST entrepreneurs who have availed benefits under NSSH for capacity building programmes, market linkage programmes viz., participation in domestic and foreign exhibitions, subsidy for registration under Single Point Registration Scheme, subsidy for enrolment on B2B portal and subsidy for rating of unit under Performance and Credit Rating during last three years are as under:


No. of beneficiaries







                               *NSSH was launched in October 2016.


Under Special Marketing Assistance Scheme (SMAS) of National SC-ST Hub, marketing support is provided to SC/ST MSMEs for enhancement of competitiveness and marketability of their products by way of facilitating their participation in domestic and international exhibitions/trade fairs, vendors development programme, awareness campaigns, etc. 15,792 SC/ST entrepreneurs have been assisted under SMAS till 31.03.2019.

This information was given by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.