6/02/2020

PM Modi Launches CHAMPIONS: Technology Platform to empower MSMEs



Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today launched the technology platform CHAMPIONS which
stands for Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and
National Strength.

As the name suggests,the portal is basically for making the smaller units big by solving their
grievances, encouraging, supporting, helping and hand holding. It is a real one-stop-shop solution of
MSME Ministry.

This ICT based system is set up to help the MSMEs in present difficult situation and also to handhold
them to become national and international champions.

Detailed Objectives of CHAMPIONS:

i. Grievance Redressal: To resolve the problems of MSMEs including those of finance, raw
materials, labor, regulatory permissions etc particularly in the Covid created difficult situation;
ii. To help them capture new opportunities: including manufacturing of medical equipment's
and accessories like PPEs, masks, etc and supply them in National and International markets;
iii. To identify and encourage the sparks: i.e. the potential MSMEs who are able to withstand
the current situation and can become national and international champions.

It is a technology packed control room-cum-management information system. In addition to ICT
tools including telephone, internet and video conference, the system is enabled by Artificial
Intelligence, Data Analytics and Machine Learning. It is also fully integrated on real time basis with
GOI’s main grievances portal CPGRAMS and MSME Ministry’s own other web based mechanisms.
The entire ICT architecture is created in house with the help of NIC in no cost. Similarly, the physical
infrastructure is created in one of ministry’s dumping rooms in a record time.

As part of the system a network of control rooms is created in a Hub &Spoke Model. The Hub is
situated in New Delhi in the Secretary MSME’s office. The spokes are in the States in various offices
and institutions of MSME Ministry. As of now, 66 state level control rooms are created and made
functional. They are connected through video conference also in addition to the portal of Champions.
A detailed standard operating procedure (SOP) has been issue to the officers and staff have been
deployed and training has been conducted for them.

On this occasion, Minister of MSME and Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadakari was also
present.

Source : PIB Delhi

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