12 months after launch, no beneficiaries for girls’s entrepreneurship scheme | Goa Information


Panaji: Even after a year since its inception, the Yashaswini women’s entrepreneurship program hasn’t found any takers in the state. Under the program, women can avail of up to Rs5 lakh in business start-up loans and the amount can be repaid to the state over a five-year period. In addition, there is no repayment of the loan in the first year.
“To date, no self-help groups have received money directly under this program and no self-help groups have received interest-free loans of up to Rs5 lakh for businesses under the Yashaswini program,” answered questions from the Minister for Women’s and Child Development. Vishwajit Rane revealed on Legislative Assembly (LAQ) questions.
The trade union minister for women’s and child development Smriti Irani started in January 2020 at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Taleigao the “Yashaswini program for female entrepreneurship”. For the organization of the program for the start of the program, 69,51,570 rupees were spent.
To mark the starting checks for Rs5 lakh as loan amounts, Irani turned over three support groups for women – Umang Support Group, Salcete; The Pheonix Women’s Support Group, Valpoi, and Adarsh ​​Sateri Mahila Mandal, Guleli, Sattari.