FICCI initiates promotion of entrepreneurship among weaker sections of society

ANI | Updated: Dec 27, 2017 10:06 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 27 (ANI): In a bid to initiate agenda on affirmative action, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries signed an MoU with the Center for the Study of Caste and Capitalism (CSCC) and its digital arm '' to promote SC-ST entrepreneurs' interest and growth.

The synergy between CSCC, a Dalit Section 8, Not for Profit body and FICCI will help in evolving an efficient supplier diversity model and in linking CSCC-inclusivity's SC-ST entrepreneurs with potential industries to bring about procurement from 100 SC/ST SMEs by providing them hand-holding support for supply chain integration in the first financial year to begin with.

As first-generation entrepreneurs, SC-ST entrepreneurs require a favorable ecosystem and a bit more push to flourish - FICCI and CSCC collaboration aims to proactively ensure this.

CSCC and FICCI will work jointly with all stakeholders such as industry experts, government bodies and others to develop strategies to enhance market access and procurement from SC/ST entrepreneurs. (ANI)