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Prema Gopalan honored as India Social Entrepreneur of Year (SEOY) 2018

Prema Gopalan, founder of Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), has been honored as the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) 2018 for her work in promoting women’s entrepreneurship at the grassroots and ensuring rural livelihood. The SSP model comprises four ventures: a federated network of 5,000 self-help groups; a resilience fund for women-led businesses; a ..


Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises launches Udyam Sakhi Portal for women entrepreneurs of India

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) launched a Udyam Sakhi portal for women entrepreneurs of India on the occasion of 2018 International Women’s Day: The “” portal is a network for nurturing social entrepreneurship and creating business models for low cost products and services in order to empower women and make them ..


India signs loan agreement with World Bank (WB) for SANKALP project

The Government of India (GoI) has signed a $250 million loan agreement with the World Bank for Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) Project on December 13, 2017. The purpose of the project is to enhance institutional mechanisms for skills development and increase access to quality and market-relevant training for the workforce. ..