Krishi Bikash Shilpa Kendra launches the national website

Krishi Bikash Shilpa Kendra's 12.2.2020 event
Krishi Bikash Shilpa Kendra's 12.2.2020 event

Krishi Bikash Shilpa Kendra launches the national website

– aimed at helping unemployed youths in developing skills and setting up their own start-up ventures.

Kolkata, February 12, 2020: Krishi Bikash Shilpa Kendra, an enterprise under the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India, launched here today – the Ministry’s national website for unemployed youths of the country, designed to help and guide them in viewing their futures confidently as entrepreneurs (as alternatives to being salaried persons), first establishing themselves with appropriate skill development programmes, and then preparing themselves for their own start-up ventures, with loans from public sector banks at interest rates which are 2% lower, and the Government of India’s 25% subsidies for them, with the Government of India itself is the guarantor.

This national website was launched at the Press Club, Kolkata were a message of good wishes from Shri Purnendu Basu, Minister-in-charge, Department of Technical Education, Training and Skill Development, Government of West Bengal, was readout.

Launching this national website, speaking on this occasion, and explaining in detail how will help unemployed youths prepare themselves correctly for skill development, and thereafter setting up their own micro, small and medium industrial enterprises were several senior Krishi Bikash Shilpa Kendra spokespersons – Dr. Prosenjit Bose, Chairman cum Managing Director, Shri Priyabrata Pramanik, Chief Adviser (National Level), and Prof. Ratikanta Dhar, Chief Adviser for West Bengal, Prof. Prabir Kumar Dey, Director of Skill and Entrepreneurship (also of Calcutta University), and Dr. Amit Chaudhuri, ex-Associate Director, CDAC, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. 


Also present on this occasion was Swami Biswathmanandaji Maharaj, Secretary, Bharat Sevashram Sangha

On this occasion, the Krishi Bikash Shilpa Kendra also announced its proposed opening of 100 Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendras – as an addition to the 6000 such Kendras already functioning in various parts of the country, and helping ensure to some extent the availability of quality medicines at affordable prices… the very objective of their establishment, and always a major concern of the Government of India. These 6000 Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendras operate under the banner of the Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India (BPPI) and under the administrative control of the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers, Government of India.

Others present on this occasion included Shri Ashish Kumar Chakraborty, Chief of the BPPI.

About the Krishi Bikash Shilpa Kendra, briefly…

Established in 1979, and at present an enterprise under the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India, the Krishi Bikash Shilpa Kendra has been playing an important role in the spheres of social welfare and economic development, including the implementation of the National 20-Point Programme. It provides individuals, partnership, firms, societies, trusts and companies in the Government, public and private sectors registered in India, and consortiums of such registered entities various kinds of guidance relating to schemes for micro, small and medium enterprises, support in the areas of finance, science and technology, including approvals required for conducting technology upgradation, sustainable plans for joint ventures in accordance with Government of India rules, regulations and norms, private public partnership models for development under the Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) for Technology Upgradation of Small Scale Industries, proper guidelines for all schemes, including those relating to procurement of funds at the lowest interest rates and consultancy relating to fund management and financial discipline.