GES 2017: What PM Narendra Modi has done for women empowerment, entrepreneurship in three years
November 29, 2017 | FINANCIAL EXPRESS |Full Article
PMUY was launched in May 2016 and aimed to provide 5 crore LPG connections within three years to women belonging to below-poverty-line (BPL) households as per the Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011 data. The scheme has been a success as more than 3 crore connections have been issued.
MUDRA scheme provides easy finance of upto one million rupees to entrepreneurs. “Since its launch in 2015, over 90 million loans worth 4.28 trillion rupees have been sanctioned. Of these, more than 70 million loans have been sanctioned to women entrepreneurs,” Modi said.
“Almost 300 million bank accounts with deposits of over 685 billion rupees, or over 10 billion dollars, have been opened through the Jan Dhan Yojana. These bring previously un-banked sections of society into the formal financial system. Of these, 53 per cent accounts are of women,” PM added.
No takers for Modi government's ambitious scheme for SC entrepreneurs
Mar 08, 2018 | THE ECONOMICS TIMES | Full Article
In 2012, the budget estimates were Rs 102 crore, which was brought down to Rs 0.01 crore in revised estimates and was utilised. Since then, only Rs 40 crore has been ear-marked in 2016-17 and 2017-18. While this was used in 2016-17, it has remained unutilised till January 31, 2018.