A DMK MLA has proposed an entrepreneurship circle to nurture business aspirants in his constituency.
What’s it about? DMK MLA Dr Ezhilan Naganathan wants to nurture new entrepreneurs and bridge the gap between business aspirants and government agencies. He has proposed a Thousand Lights Entrepreneurship Circle to identify potential people and provide them with government assistance.
- The group will categorise entrepreneurs into small vendors, middle-level entrepreneurs, and those looking at large-scale expansion like exports or setting up a factory.
- There’ll be weekly meetings to identify their requirements. They’ll get help with projects, audit reports, and registrations.
Necessity: Dr Naganathan said despite many government initiatives like Startup TN, the Tamil Nadu Startup Seed Grant fund, and the Tamil Nadu Startup and Innovation Mission (TANSIM), many entrepreneurs struggle to run or expand their businesses. The initiative’s nodal officer Santharaj Periyasamy said the aim is to make youngsters into job providers.