DIC, VILUPPURAM, Tamil Nadu
District Industries Centre identifies the entrepreneurs and renders all assistances by co-ordinate efforts with line departments to commission the small-scale industrial units chosen by them. The motivation conducted yields the result of desire by changing the students’ population as entrepreneurs. The District Industries Centre, Pudukkottai conducts motivation campaigns in all the Blocks with the assistance of Panchayat Presidents and also for the final year students of colleges of Engineering and Arts, Polytechnics and also Industrial Training Institutes. Likewise seminars on specific areas namely Information technology, silk weaving, etc. are being arranged in co- ordination with the voluntary organisations. The motivation and seminars done at grass root level creates a desire among the student population to choose self-employment opportunity instead of waiting for wage employment.
Enterpreneurship Development Programme for Women:
Government of Tamilnadu has announced a scheme to train 5 Lakhs women in entrepreneurial skills for self-employment. The Tamilnadu Corporation for Development of Women Limited, Department of Industries and Commerce, Tahdco , and Departments of Agriculture, Backward Classes and Rural Development are the implementing agencies of this scheme. The Industries and Commerce Department has been allocated a target of 25,000 women per year for training in 5 years working out to 1,25,000 women in 5 years. This year, District Industries Centre ,Viluppuram, will impart training for 950 women.