Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the industrial city Ludhiana on Tuesday and will launch National SC/ST Hub, Union Minister Giriraj Singh said. “The objective of the SC/ST Hub is to provide professional support to entrepreneurs from the SC/ST and to promote enterprise culture and entrepreneurship amongst the SC/ST population and to enable them to participate more effectively in public procurement,” said Singh who is Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
The Minister said that Modi will also launch ‘Zero Defect, Zero Effect’ (ZED model) scheme which aims to rate and handhold all MSMEs to deliver top quality products using clean technology. It would have sector-specific parameters for each industry, he further said. Modi will also give away national awards to outstanding MSME entrepreneurs. According to a Punjab Kesari report, Industrialists in Ludhiana are upset with the BJP-Akali Dal alliance and PM Modi is visiting the city to know their ‘Mann ki baat’. AAP and Congress are continuously focussing on the industrialists.
PM Modi’s visit can be seen as an attempt by BJP to catch the attention of the industrialists again. Arvind Kejriwal has already promised a separate manifesto for the small and medium enterprise units in Ludhiana. More than 6 lakh people are employed under these units.