Kerala authorities to advertise entrepreneurship, present help to startups

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The government of Kerala will take all possible steps to encourage entrepreneurship and is committed to providing all possible support to startups, said State Department of Commerce and Industry director S Harikishore.

Harikishore spoke at a webinar organized Monday by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) – Kerala State Council to promote entrepreneurship with the aim of increasing job opportunities and socio-economic growth in the post-COVID era to reach.

He said further changes are expected in the MSME sector as small and medium-sized businesses do not need a license for three years.

“There are around 1.5 lakh MSME units in Kerala and all support is given to them. There are currently many programs out there, but many do not take advantage of possible startup support. More changes are expected in the industry as small and medium-sized businesses don’t need a license for three years, “he said during the webinar.

“There are eight programs that give companies financial support. There were also grants in the service sector,” he said in a press release.

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FICCI Kerala State Council Co-Chair Deepak Aswani said that as a state that provides a lot of support and help to startups, Kerala has many positive elements.

“Kerala has great potential in the food processing, textile and agricultural industries. However, we need immediate steps to empower women to become entrepreneurs, ”he said.

Gurcharan Cheema, Senior Vice President and Regional Head, Amway India; Damodar Avanur, past president of the Kerala State Small Industries Federation; John Kuriakos, General Manager of Dentcare Dental Laboratory; Deputy Director of Central MSME UC Lachitamol; and others attended the webinar.

Edited by Teja Lele Desai