Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Giriraj Singh informed the Lok Sabha today that the National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC), a PSU under MSME Ministry, has organized 15129 Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme (ESDP) and 1341 Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) during 2018-19 (till October ’18). He informed that during 2017-18, 7142 EDPs and 29295 ESDPs were organized.
NSIC organizes programmes for Skill Development and Self-Employment through its 8 technical centres located at Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Howrah (West Bengal), Hyderabad (Telangana), Okhla (New Delhi), Rajkot (Gujarat), Rajpura (Punjab) and Neemka (Haryana). In addition, NSIC is also imparting self-entrepreneurship through its incubation centres located at Okhla (New Delhi), Howrah (West Bengal), Guwahati (Assam), Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Kolar (Karnataka), Deoria (Uttar Pradesh), Nawada (Bihar), Naini (Uttar Pradesh), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Kashipur (Uttarakhand), Rajkot (Gujarat) and Neemka (Haryana).
The MSME Minister further stated that NSIC offers training in more than 100 trades. These include various hi-tech areas like robotics, solar energy, animation, PLC, SCADA and software development as well as conventional fields like fitter, mechanic, electrician and turner for promotion of wage employment and self employment. He said the NSIC is in the process of establishing three business parks in Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar and New Delhi. The objective of setting up these parks is to provide entrepreneurs with built-up space for setting up offices. The parks also provide facilities like exhibition space, conference hall and food court under one roof.