The study, spread across 20 cities in 12 states concluded in December 2023. With a sample size of over 9000+ rural and semi-urban entrepreneurs on similar parameters, the study draws on some key assessments on challenges faced by the vulnerable grampreneurs®.

An insightful study conducted by Bhartiya Yuva Shakti Trust (BYST) as a socio-economic initiative has given critical insights into the challenges of about 13,000+ rural and Semi-urban entrepreneurs, across 12 states of India. The total investment is approximately Rs. 600 crores. BYST provided support to around 2000 entrepreneurs in the previous financial year and banks disbursed around Rs. 110 crores highlighting the challenges they face while setting up their new business and not tapping the potential of Digital India.