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Entrepreneurship to the side-lined: “Stand Up India”

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By Megha Sharma
Dalits and women both have been considered the most marginalized sections. The social history of India registers this side-lining, of undergoing the atrocities by them for centuries. Even after the different movements that took place not only in a verbal action, being in the books, but also a strong rejection had been seen of any authority. The Prime Minister, Narender Modi, has also now taken an initiative to add up to this. The question one needs to ask is what is actually the way out of this kind of submission which is internalized? The movements saw an overcome from these submissions but what really needs to be done is to give these people an assurance of self-development. This scheme of providing entrepreneurship to the side-lined is thus a huge step in the development of one and all irrespective of their gender or caste.
various motto of the scheme
various motto of the scheme

The PM launched this scheme in the Noida NCR region on Tuesday which will be converting “job-seekers into job-creators. This scheme is going to transform the lives of people from Dalit and tribal communities.” He asserted that “Dalits and poor people if given an opportunity can bring in various reforms in the country. That’s my vision for Stand up India”. The proposal provides a loan from 10 lakh to 1 crore, from over 1.25 lakhs branches of banks, to all these job-creators. This gives these people the liberty to work for their own. This scheme will give the entrepreneur tag to almost 2.5 lakh of the Indians.

With the air of Dalit empowerment, from a recent case of student Rohit Vemulla and the debates over the reservation system prevailing in the country, this event took place commemorating Jagjivan Ram, a former agriculture and defence minister, on his birth anniversary. Modi acknowledged his importance in the governance of India and said “It is unfortunate that contribution of such people is being ignored.”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi taking a ride on E-Rickshaw
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi taking a ride on E-Rickshaw

The most interesting of this proposal was his flagging off of 5100 e-rickshaws that are provided by the Bhartiya Micro Credit (BMC) under the Pradhanmantri Mudra Yojna.  They will be given to non-owners of rickshaws and will be beneficial for the poor. He asserted the significance of such an action he stated “There were few autowalas who did not own their own rickshaws and half of what they earn were spend on rent.” He even booked the first e-rickshaw from Ola cabs. Modi’s vision was addressed in his Independence Day speech which will come into force from the 15th April, 2016. This launch programme observed presence of other ministers like Arun Jaitley (Finance Minister), Union Minister for Culture and Tourism and Union Minister of State for Finance.

(Megha is a student at the University of Delhi. She id pursuing her Masters in English and has done her studies in German Language.) GMAIL- loveme2010.ms@gmail.com

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  • sudheer naik

    This is a good sign for India that pm modi is concentrating more on entrepreneurship.the new yojana will be more helpful for poor people who can be job creators in future

  • sudheer naik

    This is a good sign for India that pm modi is concentrating more on entrepreneurship.the new yojana will be more helpful for poor people who can be job creators in future

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Vivo opens online store in India

The Vivo innovative range will be available in 10,000 postal service areas (pin codes) across the country, the company said.

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Vivo to open E-stores in India to increase its market. Wikimedia Commons
Vivo to open E-stores in India to increase its market. Wikimedia Commons
  • Vivo is opening online stores in India in order to expand its market.
  • With new E-stores, the smartphones will be available to customers all over India.
  • The company is also thinking of launching an E-store app to make it convenient for people.

In a bid to expand its online presence, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Monday launched its E-store in India that will deliver products and services across the country.

“With the new E-store, Vivo’s innovative range of smartphones will be available to our customers across the country with special launch offers,” Kenny Zeng, Chief Marketing Officer, Vivo India, said in a statement.

Vivo will sell its phones through E-stores in India now.
Vivo will sell its phones through E-stores in India now.

The Vivo innovative range will be available in 10,000 postal service areas (pin codes) across the country, the company said.

The handset maker also announced its “Launch Carnival” under which, it is offering benefits on smartphones from January 16-18.

Buyers will get discount coupons worth up to Rs 2,000 on select smartphones, 12-month zero-cost EMI and one-time screen replacement in Vivo V7 and V7+ smartphones, the company said.

The company is also planning to launch its E-store application with features such as Augmented Reality (AR) support with the live chat option to help customers make purchase decisions. IANS

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