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SVEP extends capital infusion to 153 blocks of 23 states till August

New Delhi, Sep 5 (UNI) The Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP) has made an impressive progress and has extended business support services and capital infusion to 153 blocks of 23 states, as of August 2020.
"Around, 2,000 trained cadre of Community Resource Person-Enterprise Promotion (CRP-EP) are providing services to rural entrepreneurs and as on August 2020, around 100,000 enterprises are supported by them. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad is the technical support partner of SVEP," a release from Ministry of Rural Development said on Saturday.
"With an objective to support the rural poor come out of poverty, supporting them setup enterprises and provide support till the enterprises stabilize, SVEP focusses on providing self-employment opportunities with financial assistance and training in business management and soft skills, while creating local community cadres for promotion of enterprises," it said.
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Sheikh Hasina sends Durga Puja gifts to Mamata Banerjee

20 Oct 2020 | 10:19 AM

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Days ahead of Durga Puja, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent four saris and 10kg sweets along with a congratulatory note as gifts to Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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ADB, India sign USD177 mn loan for road improvement in Maha

20 Oct 2020 | 12:24 AM

New Delhi, Oct 19 (UNI) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India on Monday signed a 177 million dollar loan to upgrade 450 km of state highways and major district roads in the state of Maharashtra.

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Australia to join Malabar Naval Exercise in November

Australia to join Malabar Naval Exercise in November

20 Oct 2020 | 12:10 AM

New Delhi, Oct 19 (UNI) Amid the border tension with China in Eastern Ladakh, Australia will join the high-level annual Malabar naval exercises of Indian Navy in November this year and the drill is expected to be held in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea this year, the Government officials said here on Monday.

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CAPEX by CPSEs critical driver of economic growth, need to be scaled up: Sitharaman

CAPEX by CPSEs critical driver of economic growth, need to be scaled up: Sitharaman

20 Oct 2020 | 12:03 AM

New Delhi, Oct 19 (UNI) Reviewing the performance of CPSEs, Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said the CAPEX by CPSEs is a critical driver of economic growth and need to be scaled up for the FYs 2020-21 & 2021-22.

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Milestone of 1 5 cr KCC sanctions with credit limit of Rs 1 35 lakh cr for farmers achieved

Milestone of 1 5 cr KCC sanctions with credit limit of Rs 1 35 lakh cr for farmers achieved

19 Oct 2020 | 11:57 PM

New Delhi, Oct 19 (UNI) The Ministry of Finance on Monday said the milestone of 1.5 crore Kisan Credit Card (KCC) sanctions with credit limit of Rs 1.35 lakh crore, was achieved under special KCC saturation drive for farmers.

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