According to news reports, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has undertaken the Mission Solar Charkha project which is likely to provide direct employment opportunities to about one lakh people.
It is reported that about 50 Solar Charkha Clusters have been implemented across the country with the help of ₹ 550 crore budget allocated for the project for the year 2018-19 and 2019-20.
As per reports the objective of the Solar Charkha Mission is to link five crore women to this initiative. Besides, self-help groups will also be involved in the mission.
The solar charkha units have been classified as village industries. Last year, President Ram Nath Kovind had launched the mission on United Nations Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UN SME) Day which falls on June 27.