Q: What is Karma Tirtha?
Ans: In 2014, Government of West Bengal formed `Karma Tirtha` hubs across the state to act as a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs to market their products directly to the consumers in rural areas. 'Karma Tirtha' is a scheme to strike a synergy between the abundance of natural indigenous resources and availability of a talented workforce for sustainable entrepreneurship and employment opportunities
Q: What is purpose of Karma Tirtha?
Ans: The government is providing the requisite infrastructure support including training and finance, thereby allowing individuals, self-help groups, co-operative enterprises, artisans, and weavers to avail of the advantages of the scheme. The target is to line up a minimum of one 'Karma tirtha' in every block of the State. It acts as a platform of interaction between them and the consumers, buyers, exporters in an organized manner. Thus, Karma Tirtha provides opportunities for organized marketing facilities and a wider scope for employment generation through the direct and indirect channel
Q: Who are the Funding departments of Karma Tirthas?
Ans: Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Department, Minority Affairs & Madrassah Education Department, Self-Help Group & Self-Employment Department, Panchayats & Rural Development Department.
Q: How many Karma Tirthas are there in the state?
Ans: There are 529 Karma Tirthas across the state.
Q: What is SPV?
Ans: A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is a subsidiary approved by Government of West Bengal for Operation and Management of karma Tirthas.
Q: Who can Apply for stalls in Karma Tirtha?
Ans: All citizens of West Bengal who are willing to become entrepreneur can apply for the stalls.
Q: How to Apply for the Stalls?
Ans: After publish of advertisement an entrepreneur can apply for the stalls via this portal, through BSK and also in offline mode by submitting hardcopy application to concerned Block Office.
Q. How much is the application fees?
Ans: Its free of cost since it’s a Government of West Bengal initiative.