National Small Industries Corporation Limited, Branch Office Ahmedabad organised a SC-ST Conclave on 10th March 2019 at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Village Bhat, Gandhinagar to bring together, for the State of Gujarat CPSEs, Banks, Industry Associations and State Government on a common platform and deliberate upon steps to be taken to fulfil the mandate of Public Procurement Policy for SC-ST entrepreneurs and also to build their capacities. In order to work for the entrepreneurs from the SC/ST community ,Ministry of MSME invited all stakeholders to this conclave for deliberations with a view to reach the last mile for delivery of benefits of NSSH Scheme.
Sh. P. Udayakumar, Director (Planning and Marketing) NSIC was the key note speaker, Sh. H. D. Shrimali, Additional Industries Commissioner. Govt. of Gujarat, Sh. Satish Parmar, President DICCI Gujarat Chapter, Sh. P.K. Jha – ZGM NSIC, Central spoke in the programme. More than 200 SC-ST participants participated from far backward areas on Palanpur, Mehsana, Baroda, Navrsari and Ahmedabad to know the benefits formulated by ministry to SC/ST Entrepreneurs. Directory of SC/ST entrepreneurs of Gujarat was also released during the program.
Senior officers from ISRO, IOCL, Banks, Airport Authority of India and Western Railway Corporation were present from the CPSE. Industry Associations, Financial Institutions, and Central PSEs also attended the Conclave and assured to extend cooperation with State Govt, and support SC/ST HUB.
The program has received a vide media publicity both on electronic and print media. Door Darshan News (DD Girnar) and GTV News (Gujarat TV) has also give a coverage to this event and more than a dozen daily local vernacular and Indian Express has also given good coverage of this program.