NITI Aayog has roped in Sreemanta Sankar Mission of Guwahati as a nodal agency under its flagship Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP.
This is to work for the benefits of woman entrepreneurs of the North East.
A Statement of Intent (SoI) was signed between Anna Roy, Chairperson, Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP), NITI Aayog and Asomee Dutta Baruah, Secretary General, Sreemanta Sankar Mission of Guwahati, in the presence of Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog and other officials of the apex policy making body at its headquarters on Wednesday.
Asomee Dutta Baruah has been appointed as Head (NE Region) of the WEP, NITI Aayog.
The WEP of the NITI Aayog is a first-of-its-kind, unified access portal which brings together women from different parts of India to realise their entrepreneurial aspirations.
The WEP platform, will promote off-line initiatives and outreach programmes among potential women entrepreneurs, in collaboration with partner organisations, reports The Assam Tribune.
As a nodal agency of the NITI Aayog WEP, Sreemanta Sankar Mission of Guwahati, which works for women entrepreneurs and confers the annual Vasundhara NE Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, will be working to cover lakhs of women in the region who need support in their entrepreneurial effort.