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“195 proprietary MSMEs per 1000 MSMEs are owned by women in the entire country.

93 proprietary MSMEs per 1000 MSMEs are owned by women in Delhi”

New Delhi, January 9: ( PIB.NIC.IN): The  73rd Round of the National Sample Survey (NSSO) on Unincorporated non-agricultural Enterprises (excluding Construction)”,  by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation’reveals that there are  “195 proprietary MSMEs per 1000 MSME in the country, which are owned by women. Also, it reveals that there are Ninty three proprietary MSMEs per 1000 MSMEs, which are owned by women in Delhi, the Minister of State for MSME (Independent Charge) Shri Giriraj Singh informed the Lok Sabha through a written reply to a question on 01.01.2018.


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The number of women employed in MSMEs, as per the survey mentioned above are 2,64,91,687. Out of the 2,41,425 women are employed in Delhi. The information on emolument of the hired worker, which was collected during the survey stands at (average annual emolument per hired worker) Rs. 86,390.

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) implements various Schemes like the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Micro & Small Enterprises Cluster Development (MSE-CDP) and Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI), which encourage creation of enterprises and also creation of infrastructure for MSMEs. MSMEs are predominantly labor intensive and aspects such as childcare support, the safety of women and support to women workers have to be taken care of by the employer as per the law.

Source: PIB, www.pib.nic.in (Release ID: 1514859)

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