Sunday, March 7, 2021
Home Government and Policy Modi meets the woman who started a business with Mudra loan and runs a...

Modi meets the woman who started a business with Mudra loan and runs a successful enterprise through Government e-Marketplace

Arulmozhi Saravanan supplies to various government departments, PSUs through the Government eMarketplace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Tamil Nadu to lay the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Madurai today. There he met Arulmozhi Saravanan, a woman entrepreneur who had taken a loan under the Mudra Yojana and now owns a business of her own with a turnover of over Rs 1 crore. She mainly supplies various products to government departments through the Government e-Marketplace (GeM). Under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) launched by the Modi government on April 12, 2018, loans up to Rs 10 lakhs is provided to the non-corporate, non-farm small/micro enterprises. Government e-Marketplace is the online procurement portal of government, which is used by various government departments, organisations, PSUs to procure goods and services.

In an interview with the GeM portal, Arulmozhi Saravanan says that earlier she used to sell products through Amazon and Flipkart but business was not good. One day, she saw an advertisement for GeM and registered there. After four months, she got an order worth ₹241 only for stamps. Although a small order, she fulfilled it immediately as it was her first order on the government-run portal. After that, she started getting more orders.

One day while browsing the GeM site she found out that the PMO was looking to purchase thermoflasks. She offered to supply the thermoflasks, and that was confirmed by the PMO. She immediately sent the order by Speed post, and the PMO called her to confirm that they have received the shipment. Thereafter she started getting orders from more and more government offices and her business grew. She wrote her story in a letter to PM Modi who shared it in Mann Ki Baat in 2017. She addresses PM Modi in her letter as her father.

She later wrote to the Prime Minister of the subsequent updates in her business. Saravanan who once used firewoods for cooking is now planning to give up her cooking gas subsidy which will be followed by a home loan.

Saravanan says that GeM is a great government platform to save public money. She also gives credit to the GST telling how doing business has become easier after its implementation. She says that the key to her success is supplying the correct and original product as soon as possible. Her firm sends the deliveries the day they receive an order, and other sellers too should do the same, she says.

Saravanan’s success story is another one in the line of several business stories that became a success due to the Mudra Yojana. Mudra Yojana is one of the most successful schemes of the government that have helped the ordinary people in realising their once impossible dreams.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

40 year old Mohammed Intezar trying to marry minor Hindu girl, insist Hindu orgs, Delhi Police denies: Details

Hindu activists have alleged that a minor Hindu girl was converted and being married off to a 40-year-old Mohammed Intezar Hussain.

‘Biggest crime is I am Muslim’: TMC MLA breaks down into tears after being denied ticket, calls party the ‘B Team’ of BJP

Sitting Trinamool Congress MLA from Nalhati, Moinuddin Shams, has announced in tears that he has quit the party.

This time it’s personal: Suvendu Adhikari vs Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram is officially on, the most high profile contest this election season

The BJP has announced that Suvendu Adhikari will be the party candidate versus Mamata Banerjee from Nandigram.

Violence in Bengal, election rigging, misgiving of Congress, Abbas Siddiqui, COVID-19 and China: CPI (M) leader Rabin Deb talks to OpIndia

Rabin Deb, one of the tallest leaders in West Bengal of the CPI (M) talks to OpIndia ahead of the 2021 elections, TMC and BJP

Antilia bomb scare: Mansukh Hiren had written to Maharashtra CM and others alleging harassment by police and journalists. Read details

Two days before Mansukh Hiren had gone missing, he had sent a letter to Maharashtra CM, HM, and the police alleging mental harassment

NCPCR to take action against Christian NGO Persecution Relief for tarnishing the reputation of India

NCPCR said that Persecution Relief published a false report about the abuse of Child protection law in India and shared it in 150 countries

Recently Popular

Kiren Rijiju gives befitting reply to ‘befitting reply queen’ Taapsee Pannu’s boyfriend, who wanted the law to bend to his whims

Matthias Boe, boyfriend of actress Taapsee Pannu, had appealed to Kiren Rijiju to 'do something' to help the actress.

After IT raids, Taapsee Pannu suffers a meltdown and admits that she was questioned about cash receipts of Rs 5 crores

Taapsee Pannu attempted to take a sly at Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for simply clarifying the facts about the raids

‘Does money in Bollywood come from Ganga?’: Shiv Sena mouthpiece claims Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap targeted for supporting ‘farmer protests’

The Saamana editorial asked why only Taapsee Pannu and Anurag Kashyap were targeted and not other Bollywood celebrities.

Indian Govt should ask badminton coach and Taapsee Pannu’s boyfriend Mathias Boe to quietly do his job or quit

Mathias Boe had tweeted tagging Minister Kiren Rijiju, asking him to do 'something' about the IT raids on his girlfriend Taapsee Pannu

Antilia bomb scare: Police recover handkerchiefs tied to Mansukh Hiren’s mouth, his wife says he met Mumbai Police officer hours before death

Vimla, the wife of one Mansukh Hiren has said that her husband had left the house saying he was going to meet crime branch officer Tawde

All you need to know about Elon Musk’s Starlink, which has begun pre-booking in India

Currently, Elon Musk's SpaceX, of which Starlink is a venture, has already sent 1000 such satellites to the Earth's orbit. In the future, the company plans to expand the number to a network of 12,000 satellites.
- Advertisement -


Connect with us