Billy Khosla | 01 Nov, 2021
MSME ministry last week launched SAMBHAV, a National Level Awareness
Programme-2021, in the national capital. Under this one-month long
initiative, students from different colleges and ITIs from all parts of
the country will be encouraged by 130 field offices of the ministry to
take up entrepreneurship. During the campaign the college students will
be made aware of various schemes being implemented by the Ministry
through audio and video film presentations.
like SAMBHAV are encouraging. The government has set a target of
increasing the contribution of the MSME sector to GDP from present 30
percent to 50 percent. At the same time, another objective is to enhance
the employment generation prowess of the sector, by increasing its
contribution in this respect from 11 crore to 15 crore. This objectives
are, no doubt, ambitious, and in the background of this, efforts like
SAMBHAV are welcome.
Meanwhile, according a last week media report, Uttar
Pradesh have recorded a 38 percent increase in exports from MSMEs since
the State government provided them with a platform on e-commerce
websites. UP houses around 15 percent of the country's MSMEs and more
than 1,000 micro units are on various e-commerce platforms. According to
a top official, e-commerce presence is the main reason behind the
whopping increase in MSME exports from the state.
another initiative of the UP government that has fetched encouraging
result is the 'One District-One Product' scheme. Crores of ODOP products
have been sold on
various e-commerce platforms and, again, this kind of efforts – by all
other states, as well – can make a big difference in promoting the
country’s MSME sector. In addition, we need comprehensive studies,
combined with innovative thinking, to further strengthen this sector.
I invite your opinions.