The Government of West Bengal is actively encouraging Entrepreneurship and has initiated Shilpa Abhiyaan with the theme 'Shilpa Korun, Bangla Gorun' in the last 3 years.

Major initiatives taken by the MSME&T Department to support and promote Entrepreneurship in recent years are listed below:

  • MSME & Textile Policies 2013-18: Launched in 2013, these policies aim at creating enabling business eco system for making MSMEs attain the desired standards of quality and cost.
  • SYNERGY MSME: A unique service-delivery event to provide customized solutions to MSME business needs under one umbrella. One state level SYNERGY and four regional SYNERGY have been organized so far.
  • One stop portal for MSMEs (www.myenterprisewb.in): A web platform to provide all basic information on statutory compliances and government incentives to MSMEs. It also has Single Application Gateway (SAG) to make applications for all statutory compliances and for availing government incentives.
  • Finance Clinic (FC): Provides an interface between entrepreneur-bank-government. It is held every month at each District Industries Centre (DIC) facilitating coverage of bank finance to MSMEs.
  • Technology Facilitation Centre (TFC): A joint venture of MSME & T Department and it provides a single window for information on latest technologies for MSME sector. The service of TFC is available at www.msmebengalinvest.in.
  • MSME Facilitation Centre (MFC): Set up in each district, it provides all necessary information and hand holding to MSME entrepreneurs for statutory compliances.
  • Unique Clearance Centre (UCC): Set up in select districts, it is a dedicated set up for fast tracking mutation and conversion of land for industry purpose.
  • West Bengal MSME Venture Capital Fund: With a corpus of Rs. 200 crore launched in 2015 with an aim to provide equity support to potential and innovative small and medium enterprises in the State.
  • MSME Invest Portal (www.msmebengalinvest.in): Launched in 2015 in collaboration with IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, this portal connects entrepreneurs, investors and professional experts.

West Bengal - Growth Prospects in the coming decade

Egiye Bangla

'Egiye Bangla' is a unique Contest-cum-TV Reality Show for start ups (aspiring and recent entrepreneurs) based in West Bengal to showcase their unique business ideas and get a chance to win recognition, rewards, and support for their business.

The MSME&T Department, Government of West Bengal, in partnership with IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, has launched 'Egiye Bangla', an entrepreneurship TV reality show. This contest-cum-show would identify, recognize & reward aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs having unique innovative start up ideas across all sectors. Through this TV show, the state desires to seek entrepreneurs with bright ideas, who, with little help and recognition, may become successful entrepreneurs, creating wealth and employment opportunities within the state of West Bengal.

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