When the whole country is caught up by the ‘StartUp‘ buzzword, government thinks that the rural India should not be left behind. In pursuance of this objective, the government plans to launch Deen Dayal Upadhyay Swaniyojan Yojana on the lines of ‘Startup India, Standup India‘.
Under the initiative, the unemployed rural population of India will be able to fulfil their entrepreneurial dreams by exploring self-employment opportunities. The program is not aimed to provide placements but generate a means of livelihood through self-employment.
The programme being designed by the rural development ministry will be backed by MUDRA Bank loans, innovative credit linkages and self-help groups.
The government will also hold discussions with private entities and individuals working in the startup space to map entrepreneurship opportunities.
It will provide training for skill sets pertaining to driving, plumbing, agriculture, dairy farming, grafting and horticulture among others.
The rural development ministry is said to be in talks with other government departments including textiles, animal husbandry and food processing to help the rural poor collaborate to set up businesses across various sectors.It is also planning to hold discussions with private entities and individuals working in the startup space to map entrepreneurship opportunities.