National Entrepreneurship Awards 2019

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Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has conferred the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 to Enterprises and Ecosystem builders. It seeks to instill and entrench the entrepreneurial attitude among the future generations and the Youth of India.

  • This was the 4th edition of the award and it marked the 5 years of setting up of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (2014).
  • The award honours the outstanding young First-Generation Entrepreneurs, for their contribution in entrepreneurship development.
  • Dr R A Mashelkar was the chairman of the National Jury for the award.
  • The award was given in 3 categories:
    1. A1 category: For initial investments upto Rs 1 lakh
    2. A2 category: For initial investments between Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 Lakh
    3. A3 category: For initial investment between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crore
  • The award contained 4 special categories namely:
    1. Women Entrepreneur
    2. Entrepreneur from SC/ST Category
    3. Entrepreneur from People with Disability category
    4. Entrepreneur from difficult areas
  • A Cash Prize of Rs 5 lakh (enterprises/ individuals) and Rs10 lakh (organizations/ institutes) along with a Trophy and Certificate was given to the winners.