The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 01.06.2020 launched a portal CHAMPIONS (Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and national Strength). This ICT based system is set up to help Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises in view of current situation. The portal aims to grow smaller units by solving their grievance, encouraging, supporting and handholding.

Detailed objectives of CHAMPIONS:

  1. Grievance Redressal: To resolve the problems of MSMEs including those of finance, raw materials, labor, regulatory permissions etc. particularly in the COVID created difficult situation.
  2. To help them capture new opportunities: including manufacturing of medical equipment and accessories like PPEs, masks, etc. and supply them in National and International markets.
  • To identify and encourage the sparks: e. the potential MSMEs who can withstand the current situation and can become national and international champions.

The said online platform envisages management based on information & technology system. Apart from devices viz. telephone, internet, video conferencing etc. the system is enabled by artificial intelligence, data analytics and machine learning. Further, a network of control room is created in Hub & Spoke Model, the Hub is connected to the Secretary MSME’s office in New Delhi and Spokes are situated in various State offices and institution of MSME Ministry.

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on various sector the government has already taken various measures and is adapting innovative ways to benefit citizens. The launch of technology driven platform is likely to help and promote micro, small and medium enterprises in the country.

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