Enabling Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for efficiency and empowerment since 2010
This one-time programme was packaged and designed by DEF to meet market access and expansion, information and promotional needs of micro, small and medium enterprises, self-help groups and other small enterprises in India. The project provided web-enabled facility to MSMEs, SHGs and other small enterprises at minimal cost. It aimed at providing maximum number of entrepreneurs a virtual identity and visibility in front of a global and national audience. Lack of affordable Internet solutions from reliable vendors has been a major hindrance for micro and small enterprises to expand their businesses using the Internet. The eMSME programme proved to be a boon for several enterprises which function at a low scale at the grassroots and helps them get a worldwide presence.
While the deliverables have been met and the project closed, the vision of the project— of bring micro and small & medium enterprises online— is being carried forward by projects like DigiKargha and Smartpur.
Read more about the project on www.emsme.in
- 1,350 digitally empowered by enabling them to have their own websites and online presence
- 135 clusters spread across 5 districts in 3 states now online