Saturday, December 17, 2011

[ZESTCaste] India Inc must encourage Dalit entrepreneurs: Godrej

India Inc must encourage Dalit entrepreneurs: Godrej
PTI | 10:12 PM,Dec 16,2011

Mumbai, Dec 16 (PTI) Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej today appealed
to corporate India to encourage Dalit entrepreneurs as part of their
corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. "Dalit entrepreneurs
need to be encouraged. Companies need to come forward and help them.
They should take it up as a CSR activity," he told reporters on the
sidelines of the first-ever national trade fair organised by the Dalit
Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DICCI) here. The
association is involved in creating business opportunities for its
members and empowering them through information and knowledge
exchange. "If these entrepreneurs get the right kind of support and
encouragement, we will see a huge growth momentum in the next
three-five years," Godrej said. Asked about reservation for the Dalits
in jobs in private sector he said, "I am not for any kind of
reservation. There should be affirmative action and not reservations.
If we want to encourage Dalit entrepreneurs and provide jobs to the
community people, then reservations will not help". Meanwhile, DICCI
Chairman Milind Kamble said the Dalit community now needs business
leaders. "The Dalits have so many leaders. But we need business
leaders now. What entrepreneurs desperately need is an umbrella to
push their corporate agenda. Our association has grown more assertive
in claiming that the Dalits are not mere takers, but givers as well."

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