Saurabh Gupta | 29 Apr, 2017
Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Kalraj Mishra Friday said that the coordination between center and states governments is essential for overall development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Sector.
A meeting of Ministers and Principal Secretaries (MSME/Khadi/Coir) of all States/ UTs under the Chairmanship of Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for MSME, Government of India was held in New Delhi on Friday.
It is a unique effort of the Government in line with its emphasis on the spirit of the cooperative federalism and discussions with the States/UTs. Kalraj Mishra, speaking on the occasion, said that, for overall development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Sector, the coordination between Centre and State is an essential ingredient.
This meeting is one such effort in this regard. There are numerous areas in which the effort of Centre can be, and need to be, complemented by the State and vice-versa, he added.
Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Minister of State for MSME, Government of India, and senior officers of the Ministry were also present on this august occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary stated that India could become the manufacturing hub of the world if both Centre and States work in tandem. It may also benefit all the stakeholders.
He also stressed on the huge potential of the MSME Sector in the matter of providing employment.
He also pointed out that the present Government wants more people to be self-employed so that the number of job-seekers comes down.
From the States/ UTs, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi. Lt. Governor, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Rohit Bhai Patel, Minister from Gujarat, Vipul Goyal, Minister from Haryana, TH. Biswajit Singh, Minister from Manipur, H. Rohluna, Minister from Mizoram, Jogendra Behera, Minister from Odisha, Satyadev Pachauri, Minister from Uttar Pradesh and Madan Kaushik, Minister from Uttarakhand, participated and presented views of their respective UT/ States. C. P. Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Coir Board, and Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman, KVIC, were also present.
The issues discussed in
the meeting are listed below:
Development and Growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), issues
of separate MSME Department and MSME policies in the State and regulatory
issues hampering the growth of MSMEs:
Government of India has given special attention to the Micro, Small and Medium
Enterprises (MSMEs). The Budget of the Ministry has increased, at one go, by
87% during the Financial year 2017-18 as compared to that in 2016-17. Hon'ble
Prime Minister has also mentioned about the facilities to the MSMEs in his address
to the nation on 31.12.2016. MSMEs find a special mention in the Union Budget
for the year 2017-18. It is well recognised that the employment is mainly
provided by the MSMEs.
It is, therefore, felt that various States must also focus on the development
and growth of MSMEs. A few States have already created separate Department of
MSMEs. All the States have been requested again in today’s meeting to create a
separate Department or at least a separate Directorate for the development and
growth of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
Some of the States such as West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan
have come up with MSME Policies in their respective States. Every State has
also been requested again in today’s meeting to come up with MSME Policy in
their States so that the MSMEs are encouraged.
It has also been noticed that the major problem areas for the MSMEs are lack of
availability of credit facilities, technology advancements, availability of
skilled man-power, availability of infrastructure and also a prevalence of
higher cost on regulatory compliances. All the State Governments have again
been requested to work in all these areas, especially after the ease-of-doing
business campaign. It is heartening to note that various States have simplified
their processes and it would be appropriate that these processes are further
rationalised, especially for MSMEs.
Review of implementation of Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme
NIMSME, training of DIC staff and introduction of Udyog Bandhu: In the changed
policy scenario, the District Industries Centres should be redeveloped as
Udyam/Udyog Bandhus with the necessary infrastructure for providing
counselling, mentoring and handholding services. A specialized cadre of trained
officials employed by the Udyam/Udyog Bandhus need to work with local partners
to counsel, mentor and to train small entrepreneurs. These Udyam/Udyog Bandhus
can comprise of "Facilitator Business Development Cell as one stop services"
to give counselling, mentoring and handholding towards complying rules required
for setting up services or manufacturing enterprises.
Promotion of Khadi and the various schemes of KVIC
Implementation of Technology Centres System Programme and Review of Working of
Existing Technology Centres
Review of various schemes of the Ministry namely, SFURTI, ASPIRE, MATU, MAS, IC
Discussion regarding One-Man Committee's recommendations on MSME.
Implementation of National SC/ST Hub (NSSH)
Progress on Micro & Small Enterprises - Cluster Development Programme
Best Practices of various States for growth of SMEs:
of Statutory Clearances for starting a business in Telangana
The ‘Clearing House Model’ for Statutory Clearances in Gujarat
Investment Subsidy, Interest Subsidy and Benefits under the Purchase Policy by
Govt. of Gujarat.
Consolidation of unused Government plots by Madhya Pradesh
taken by Maharashtra for quick disposal of Delayed Payments cases
Facilitation Centre at DICs in West Bengal