The MSME ecosystem in India is an overflowing well of innovative ideas and creative solutions to a number of problems. But the number of women entrepreneurs and business owners is much lower than male entrepreneurs.
Only 13.76 percent of the total entrepreneurs in India are women, according to data by Startup India. There are just around 8 million female entrepreneurs, but the number of male entrepreneurs has crossed 50 million.
Governments at the central and state levels have launched financial schemes for micro units, which could go a long way in boosting women entrepreneurship. Read on to find out more about these financial schemes.