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SME Times News Bureau | 24 Jul, 2018

Ministry 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.

Giriraj 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.

The 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.

These enterprises have supported inclusive growth and development across the country thereby reducing the regional imbalances, he added.

Replying 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 Region’s population.

Most 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.

Besides, Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme, PMEGP is estimated to have generated employment for over 12.29 lakh people during the same period, he added.

The 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 stated.

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MSME ministry to send teams to spread awareness about schemes
H.K.Choudhury | Fri Aug 3 05:18:47 2018
This is indeed a very good and timely approach to reach out marinal Artisans living in remote under privilaged region. they can significanly contrubute to enhance our National GDP if successfully brougt under the Schemes.

Lack of guidance at Okhla MSME officials.
Neeraj Gupta | Wed Aug 1 03:26:04 2018
I visited many times at MSME Okhla office.But many of officials were not available and rest those available shows no interest to deliver details of projects.So please develop system and fix accountability of officials.Indian official mindset is Lazy.They will not work when there was any personal interest except Salary.So instead of sending teams make a system to update the present official in office and make sure the PRESENCE of officials on seat.And display Complain no.and mail ids in open Board. Thanks

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