Under the I-Start scheme, Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot is trying to provide means to the youth to set up industries for the promotion and easy establishment of startups in the state. So that new employment opportunities can be available to all sections of the people of the state. In this sequence, the unique initiative of the state government has done a pioneering job in establishing the startup environment.
Under the scheme, a loan of Rs 6 lakh was sanctioned by the state government to entrepreneur Preet Jain, resident of Jaipur district. Preet had a desire from the very beginning to start her own business. He wanted to set up a startup, but he was not able to accomplish the goal due to the need to invest more money in setting up the venture. When Preet came to know about the I-Start scheme, he decided to set up his own employment.
Startup started with 5 thousand rupees-
Preet Jain says that when people were battling the global pandemic Kovid-19 in the country, many people became unemployed at that time. Then he started a startup called Swadeshi Form with Rs 5000. In which he started making many everyday products like Ghagra, soap, shampoo and chai masala using herbal ingredients. Simultaneously, he started selling his products by going to many places like homes, bus stations, nooks. Even after a lot of struggle, due to lack of funds, they were not able to give recognition to their startup.
Indigenous form got flight from the scheme-
Preet said that after getting the loan under the scheme, he increased the products of his startup and started selling them through online platform in the country and his work gained momentum. He took the cooperation of more than 50 women to ensure that the work was not interrupted and also provided employment to them. Now Preet is trying to give employment to 250 women. Today, if the value of his startup is estimated, then it is more than 2 crore 50 lakhs.
Preet says that due to the scheme of the state government, his dream of becoming an entrepreneur has come true and today he is very happy and along with fulfilling his dreams, he is giving employment to others.
Giving training to youth
Preet said that he also conducts training programs for the youth of the college to promote home products. Till now he has trained more than 500 youths. As a form of training, an amount of up to Rs. 5 thousand is also provided to the trainees.