Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch National SC/ST Hub during his visit to the industrial city on October 18, Union Minister Giriraj Singh
said in Ludhiana. “The objective of the SC/ST Hub is to provide professional support to entrepreneurs from the SC/ST and to promote enterprise culture and entrepreneurship amongst the SC/ST population and to enable them to participate more effectively in public procurement,” said Singh who is Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
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The Minister said that Modi will also launch ‘Zero Defect, Zero Effect’ (ZED model) scheme which aims to rate and handhold all MSMEs to deliver top quality products using clean technology. It would have sector-specific parameters for each industry, he further said.
Modi will also give away national awards to outstanding MSME entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, preparations are afoot to accord warm welcome to the Prime Minister in the city. The BJP has set up large number of boards in the city to welcome the Prime Minister. Anil Sareen, the vice president of
Punjab unit of the BJP, said around 2,500 persons would participate in the function.
Union MSME minister Kalraj Mishra, Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore, Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, Minister of State for MSME Giriraj Singh among others will be present on this occasion.