- Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) is operating a scheme titled “Trade Related Entrepreneurship Assistance and Development (TREAD)” to promote women entrepreneurs.
- The scheme envisages economic empowerment of women through trade related training, information and counseling activities related to trades, products, services, etc.
- Under the scheme, there is a provision for Government of India grant up to 30% of the loan/ credit maximum up to Rs. 30.00 lakh as appraised by lending institutions/ banks.
- The lending institutions/ banks would finance loan assistance for a group of women through NGOs for undertaking non- farm activities.