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 ‘herSTART’ platform

  • IASbaba
  • October 8, 2022
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In News: The President of India recently launched ‘herSTART’, an initiative of the Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC) aimed at supporting women-led startups.

  • The President also laid the foundation stone for various projects related to education and tribal development in Gujarat.

About:

  • The platform will include a digital platform to provide resources and training modules free of cost to aspiring women entrepreneurs, a digital community for them, and a digital publication to spread their success stories.
  • The Platform encompasses the herSTART Incubator, a dedicated full-fledged Startup incubator for women entrepreneurs and innovators, and the herSTART Accelerator, a round-the-year accelerator programme for high-impact women-led startups.
  • Gujarat is the first state in the country to form the Garima Cell with the aim of giving new energy and direction to the higher education system of the state.

Significance:

  • The ‘herSTART’ platform will boost innovation and start-up efforts of women entrepreneurs and also help them connect with various government and private enterprises.
  • Employment generation: through 450 Startup projects operational in Gujarat University. Of these, 125 startups specially inspired by entrepreneurial women are giving a new direction to the entrepreneurship and innovative ideas in women.
  • India has moved from 81st position to 40th position in the Global Innovation Index (GII) of 2022 as a result of the Startup program.
  • Reduction in the drop-out rate among the students of the tribal community due to Vanabandhu Kalyan Yojana, Eklavya Model Residential School and Kanya Nivasi Shala.
  • Real-time monitoring of the education system of more than 55,000 schools in the state by the Vidya Review Centre.
  • Upgrading the infrastructure of about 20,000 schools of the state through Mission School of Excellence.

Source:  Hindustan Times                            

Previous Year Question

Q.1) With reference to ‘Stand Up India Scheme’, which of the following statements is/are correct? (2016):

  1. Its purpose is to promote entrepreneurship among SC/ST and women entrepreneurs.
  2. It provides for refinance through SIDBI.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither1 nor 2

 

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