Shepreneurs Shine: How Women Led MSMEs Are Growing In India?

How many women-led MSEMEs are there in India? What are the government schemes that support Women-led MSMEs in India? Read on this startup story to know more about it!

author-image
Shreshtha Verma
New Update
Shepreneurs Shine Indian Women Led MSME New Milestones

TICE Creative Image

In a significant stride towards gender inclusivity and economic empowerment, the Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has witnessed a remarkable surge in the share of women entrepreneurs within the MSME sector.

According to data unveiled by Minister of State Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma during a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, the number of women-owned MSMEs registered on the government’s Udyam portal has reached a notable 1.17 crore, constituting a substantial 37.13% of the total 3.16 crore MSMEs registered since the portal's launch on July 1, 2020, post-Covid.

How many Women Led MSMEs in India?

Comparing the current scenario to figures disclosed during this year's monsoon session, as of August 1, 2023, women-owned MSMEs constituted only 19.43% of the total 2.10 crore units registered. This recent surge underscores a tangible shift in the landscape, showcasing a more than doubling of women's participation in the MSME sector.

Top States States Leading in Women Led MSMEs

The geographical distribution of this surge in women-led MSMEs is noteworthy. Leading the charge in women-MSME registrations are states such as West Bengal with 18.13 lakh registered units, followed closely by Maharashtra (13.38 lakh units), Tamil Nadu (9.90 lakh registrations), Bihar (8.82 lakh registrations), and more. This regional diversity reflects a widespread and inclusive growth pattern.

Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum (UAM) and Beyond

Delving into historical data shared by Minister Verma, under the Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum (UAM) portal, which was active from September 2015 to June 2020, women-led MSMEs represented 15.67% of the total UAM registrations during that period. The recent surge, therefore, represents a significant leap in the participation of women entrepreneurs within the MSME ecosystem.

Government Schemes for Women-Led MSMEs

From PMEGP to Mandatory Procurements

Several government schemes have played a pivotal role in fostering the growth of women-owned MSMEs. Notable initiatives include the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Mahila Coir Yojana, increased guarantee coverage of credit to 85% for women entrepreneurs under CGTMSE, and the mandatory minimum 3% annual procurement by central enterprises and ministries/departments from women-owned micro and small enterprises.

This surge in women-owned MSMEs not only marks a noteworthy milestone but also underscores the positive impact of inclusive policies and targeted initiatives in reshaping the entrepreneurial landscape of the nation. As we celebrate this progress, the focus on sustaining and enhancing such initiatives remains crucial for fostering long-term economic growth and gender equality.

Here is a complete state wise list of Women Led MSMEs:

State/UT total number of women owned MSMEs which were registered since inception (01.07.2020) to 04.12.2023 on Udyam registration Portal (including informal micro enterprises registered on Udyam Assist Platform)

State/UT

Number of women owned MSMEs registered on Udyam and UAP

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

3184

ANDHRA PRADESH

553003

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

6799

ASSAM

136255

BIHAR

882231

CHANDIGARH

7504

CHHATTISGARH

205522

DELHI

139519

GOA

13981

GUJARAT

476328

HARYANA

202718

HIMACHAL PRADESH

25248

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

75210

JHARKHAND

290312

KARNATAKA

517726

KERALA

332032

LADAKH

1901

LAKSHADWEEP

107

MADHYA PRADESH

837165

MAHARASHTRA

1338925

MANIPUR

41955

MEGHALAYA

7956

MIZORAM

15983

NAGALAND

17734

ODISHA

330426

PUDUCHERRY

20719

PUNJAB

235420

RAJASTHAN

398079

SIKKIM

3611

TAMIL NADU

990165

TELANGANA

506171

THE DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI AND DAMAN AND DIU

4218

TRIPURA

124199

UTTAR PRADESH

360009

UTTARAKHAND

820461

WEST BENGAL

1813630

Total

11736406

Join Our Thriving Entrepreneurial Community

SocialMedia

 

Follow TICE News on Social Media and create a strong community of Talent, Ideas, Capital, and Entrepreneurship. YouTube  | Linkedin | X (Twittrer) | Facebook | News Letters 

Subscribe