AP ahead in ru­ral en­trepreneur­ship

Deccan Chronicle - - City - DC COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Andhra Pradesh is way ahead in the Vil­lage En­trepreneur­ship pro­gramme while Te­lan­gana start-ups race ahead in the Start-up In­dia Ini­tia­tive.

A to­tal of 889 star­tups have been recog­nised from Te­lan­gana state and 288 from Andhra Pradesh un­der the Start-up In­dia Ini­tia­tive by the depart­ment for pro­mo­tion of in­dus­try and in­ter­nal trade (DPIIT).

Till end of last month, 15,632 start-ups had been recog­nised across the coun­try since the launch of Start-up In­dia Ini­tia­tive in Jan­uary 2016. Un­der the Start-up Vil­lage En­trepreneur­ship Pro­gramme, Te­lan­gana state re­ceived `5.91 crore of the sanc­tioned `7.5 crore from the Cen­tre while Andhra Pradesh re­ceived `13.6 crore of the sanc­tioned `26.8 crore.

As on Jan­uary 31, a to­tal of 33,616 en­ter­prises un­der SVEP has been set-up across the coun­try. The min­istry of ru­ral de­vel­op­ment is im­ple­ment­ing SVEP as a sub-scheme un­der Deen­dayal An­ty­o­daya Yo­jana — the Na­tional Ru­ral Liveli­hoods Mis­sion to help the ru­ral poor set up en­ter­prises at the vil­lage level in the non-agri­cul­tural sec­tor.

The have states sub­mit­ted an­nual ac­tion plans for iden­ti­fied blocks fol­low­ing which de­tailed project re­ports will be pre­pared. As per the ap­proved DPRs, 1.76 lakh en­ter­prises are tar­geted over a four-year project pe­riod. As on Jan­uary 31, a to­tal of

33,616 en­ter­prises had been set up in the coun­try. `44.75 crore had been sanc­tioned for Andhra Pradesh and

`12.54 crore for Te­lan­gana state.

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