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News BRICS-MSME Round Table and Seminar on Services nd he 2 meeting of the micro, small and India and Skill India. The deliberations were medium enterprises (MSME) Round Table and centred around the regulatory framework and Tthe Seminar on Services was held on 28 July, institutional structures of MSMEs; the role of 2016 at Agra. The BRICS is a grouping consisting MSMEs in innovation, technology transfer and of 5 countries namely Brazil, China, India, Russia international projects; integration of MSMEs in and South Africa. Mr Dammu Ravi, Joint Secretary, the global value chains and a possible portal for Department of Commerce was the moderator of BRICS MSMEs. India also provided a brief on the both the MSME Round Table and the Seminar on 1st BRICS Trade Fair to be held in October, 2016. Services. The BRICS delegations decided that they would take the discussions and possible cooperation on Mr S.N. Tripathi, Additional Secretary and MSMEs forward. Development Commissioner, MSME was the Chief Guest at the 2 MSME Round Table. In the 2nd BRICS Seminar on Services, the nd The Chief Guest highlighted the importance issues that were discussed were cooperation on of the MSME sector and how the government the services statistics in the BRICS region and had been a facilitator for the sector with a view possible areas of cooperation on trade facilitation to encouraging entrepreneurship in order to in services. The discussions were useful and stimulate manufacturing in line with the flagship highlighted the importance of the service sector in schemes of the government namely Make in the BRICS region. n Startup India States’ Conference- Progress, Policies and Good Practices he Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra January 2016, considerable progress has been Modi in his Independence Day speech had made in this regard. Tannounced the “Start-up India” initiative. This initiative aims at fostering entrepreneurship and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem (DIPP) successfully organized a day-long that is conducive for growth of Startups. conference on 23rd July, 2016. The conference was presided over by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, The Government of India launched the Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry. “Startup India” movement on January 16, 2016 at She emphasized that the government’s aim is to Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. The Action Plan for create a conducive Startup ecosystem. She pointed Startup India was unveiled by the Honorable Prime out the reforms that the government has made to Minister of India. This Action Plan lays down the ensure the thriving atmosphere for startups and road map for creation of a conducive ecosystem also the instances when the government acted for the growth of Startups in India. on the feedbacks received from the ecosystem. The Startup India initiative of the She also added that the government needs to Government of India envisions building a strong balance the reforms with accountability. Minimum eco-system for nurturing innovation and Startups intervention of the Paplications which have applied in the country and empowering Startups to grow for tax incentives. For all the other applications the through innovation and design. The Government recognition is almost automatic. She stressed at the has been making fast paced efforts towards fact that startups need to only focus on their ideas making the vision of the Startup India initiative and not worry about compliances under various a reality. Since the launch of the initiative in acts. 58 Laghu Udyog Samachar
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