SME Times News Bureau | 24 Jul, 2018
of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) will send teams of
officials to 117 Aspirational Districts identified by NITI
Aayog to spread awareness about existing schemes of the Ministry,
stated MSME minister Giriraj Singh, on Monday.
Singh informed the Parliament that teams will be sent to 117 most
backward and naxalite affected districts to spread awareness about
schemes available for the MSME sector and to obtain proposals to set
up and strengthen micro and small enterprises.
Minister also informed that MSMEs are significantly present in all
States and UTs and they are the second largest employer after
agriculture in the country.
enterprises have supported inclusive growth and development across
the country thereby reducing the regional imbalances, he added.
to another query, Giriraj Singh said that the schemes of the Ministry
are central sector schemes in which specific percentage of the
budgetary allocation are earmarked for SC, ST and North Eastern
of these schemes are demand driven and expenditure is made in the
specific States as per the proposals received, he said adding that
over 40 lakh persons gained employment under the Credit Guarantee
Fund Scheme from 2015-16 to 30th June 2018.
Prime Ministerâs Employment Generation Programme, PMEGP is
estimated to have generated employment for over 12.29 lakh people
during the same period, he added.
Ministry of MSME has 18 Technology Centres which impart training to
help in generating employment. It has been decided to set up 15 new
technology centres in various parts of the country, the minister