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Type Journal Article - Janapriya Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Title Micro Enterprises in Nepal: Prospect and Practices
Volume 2
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 29-36
URL https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/JJIS/article/viewFile/18063/14661
The Government of Nepal (GoN), Ministry of Industry (MoI) is especially
responsible for development of micro enterprises (MEs). With the support of
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a new programme has
been launching since 1998 i.e. micro enterprise development programme
(MEDEP) with the aim of improve the socio economic condition of the
low income families and socially excluded people in Nepal. The time
between 1999 and 2011, 53345 micro enterprises are created by MEDEP
in Nepal. A little more than two third i.e. 67.9 percentage micro enterprises
are operated by women entrepreneurs and remaining enterprises i.e.
32.1 percentage enterprises are operated by male entrepreneurs. Out of
five development region, central development region has got success to
establish more MEs i.e. 15573 in number and 29.2 percentages. In the
context of types of caste involved in MEs, higher number of Janajati
(35.6%) are involved, then after Brahaman/Chhetri (35.3%), Dalit (22.0)
and other caste (7.1%) in total. In different development region, higher
numbers of Dalit (35.4 %) and other caste (15.7 %) are conducted MEs in
eastern development region. Like it, higher number of Janajati (46.7%) and
Brahaman/Chhetri (57.1 %) are conducted MEs in central development
region and far-western development region respectively.

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