Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Giriraj Singh said Indian MSMEs have the capability to compete with global companies and become a part of the fourth industrial revolution due to the support being given to them through various Government of India schemes.
Delivering the keynote address during the inauguration of the 15th Global SME Business Summit in New Delhi. Giriraj Singh said that with Ease of Doing Business, credit lending facilities and technical support and upgradation initiatives of the Government of India, our MSMEs have joined the SMEs of the world. He said with the financial support given to MSMEs from the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (CGTMSE) and Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), 19 lakh new enterprises have been created in the last 4 years, providing employment to nearly three crore people.
The Minister said that Indian MSMEs share is increasing in exports as well as GDP of the country. The Minister further said that as part of technical support and upgrading of MSME industries ten new Technology Centres (TCs) will soon become operational, besides the 18 TCs which are doing exemplary work. Giriraj Singh hoped that the global summit will provide the MSMEs of the country an opportunity to understand the international market and encourage them to join international trade.
In his inaugural address Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, said that the New Industrial Policy framed by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion of the Ministry of Commerce, which will get Cabinet nod soon, will benefit the MSMEs of the country in a big way.