Role of Government in promoting Entrepreneurship

Role of Government in promoting Entrepreneurship


Government plays a very important role in developing entrepreneurship. Government develop industries in rural and backward areas by giving various facilities with the objective of balances regional development.The government set programmes to help entrepreneurs in the field of technique,finance,market and entrepreneurial development so that they help to accelerate and adopt the changes in industrial development.Various institutions were set up by the central and state governments in order to fulfill this objective.

A. Institutions set up by Central Government

1. Small industries development organization (SIDO)

SIDO was established in October 1973 now under Ministry of Trade, Industry and Marketing. SIDO is an apex body at Central level for formulating policy for the development of Small Scale Industries in the country,headed by the Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner(Small Scale Industries)under Ministry of Small Scale Industries Govt. of India. SIDO is playing a very constructive role for strengthening this vital sector, which has proved to be one of the strong pillars of the economy of the country. SIDO also provides extended support through Comprehensive plan for promotion of rural entrepreneurship.

2. Management development Institute(MDI)

MDI is located at Gurgaon(Haryana).It was established in 1973 and is sponsored by Industrial Finance Corporation Of India,with objectives of improving managerial effectiveness in the industry.It conducts management development programs in various fields.In also includes the programmes for the officers of IAS,IES,BHEL,ONGC and many other leading PSU’s.

3. Entrepreneurship development institute of India (EDI)

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), an autonomous and not-for-profit institute, set up in 1983, is sponsored by apex financial institutions – the IDBI Bank Ltd., IFCI Ltd., ICICI Bank Ltd. and the State Bank of India (SBI). EDI has helped set up twelve state-level exclusive entrepreneurship development centres and institutes. One of the satisfying achievements, however, was taking entrepreneurship to a large number of schools, colleges, science and technology institutions and management schools in several states by including entrepreneurship inputs in their curricula. In the international arena, efforts to develop entrepreneurship by way of sharing resources and organizing training programmes, have helped EDI earn accolades and support from the World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, UNIDO, ILO, British Council, Ford Foundation, European Union, ASEAN Secretariat and several other renowned agencies. EDI has also set up Entrepreneurship Development Centre at Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam and is in the process of setting up such centres at Uzbekistan and five African countries.

4. All India Small Scale Industries Board(AISSIB)

The Small Scale Industries Board (SSI Board) is the apex advisory body constituted to render advise to the Government on all issues pertaining to the small scale sector.It determines the policies and programmes for the development of small industries with a Central Government Minister as its president and the representatives of various organization i.e. Central Government,State Government,National Small Industries Corporations,State Financial Corporation,Reserve Bank of India,State Bank of India,Indian Small Industries Board,Non government members such as Public Service Commission,Trade and Industries Members.

5. National Institution of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development(NIESBUD),New Delhi

It was established in 1983 by the Government of India.It is an apex body to supervise the activities of various agencies in the entrepreneurial development programmes.It is a society under Government of India Society Act of 1860.The major activities of institute are:

i) To make effective strategies and methods

ii) To standardize model syllabus for training

iii) To develop training aids,tools and manuals

iv) To conduct workshops,seminars and conferences.

v) To evaluate the benefits of EDPs and promote the process of Entrepreneurial Development.

vi) To help support government and other agencies in executing entrepreneur development programmes.

vii) To undertake research and development in the field of EDPs.

6. National Institute of Small Industries Extension Training

It was established in 1960 with its headquarters at Hyderabad.The main objectives of national Institute of Small Industries Extension Training are:

i) Directing and Coordinating syllabi for training of small entrepreneurs.

ii) Advising managerial and technical aspects.

iii) Organizing seminars for small entrepreneurs and managers.

iv) Providing services regarding research and documentation.

7. National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC)

The NSIC was established in 1995 by the Central Government with the objective of assisting the small industries in the Government purchase programmes.The corporation provides a vast-market for the products of small industries through its marketing network.It also assists the small units in exporting their products in foreign countries.

Role of Government in promoting Entrepreneurship

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