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News Kalraj Mishra chairs the meeting of the State Ministers of MSME A meeting of Ministers and Principal Secretaries (MSME/ Khadi/Coir) of all States/ UTs under the Chairmanship of Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for MSME, Government of India was held in New Delhi on 28 April, th 2017. Shri Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Minister and States work in tandem. It may also benefit of State for MSME, Government of India, and all the stakeholders. He also stressed on the huge senior officers of the Ministry were also present potential of the MSME Sector in the matter of on this august occasion. From the States/ UTs, providing employment. He also pointed out that Prof. Jagdish Mukhi. Lt. Governor, Andaman & the present Government wants more people to be Nicobar Islands, Shri Rohit Bhai Patel, Minister self-employed so that the number of job-seekers from Gujarat, Shri Vipul Goyal, Minister from comes down. Haryana, Shri TH. Biswajit Singh, Minister from Lt. Governor and Ministers from States spoke Manipur, Shri H. Rohluna, Minister from Mizoram, about the problems faced by their respective UT/ Shri Jogendra Behera, Minister from Odisha, Shri States and gave valuable suggestions. Satyadev Pachauri, Minister from Uttar Pradesh and Shri Madan Kaushik, Minister from Uttarakhand, The issues discussed in the meeting are listed participated and presented views of their respective below: UT/ States. Shri C. P. Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Coir 1. Development and Growth of Micro, Small Board, and Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), issues KVIC, were also present. of separate MSME Department and MSME It is a unique effort of the Government in line policies in the State and regulatory issues with its emphasis on the spirit of the cooperative hampering the growth of MSMEs: federalism and discussions with the States/UTs. (i) Government of India has given special Shri Kalraj Mishra, speaking on the occasion, attention to the Micro, Small and Medium said that, for overall development of Micro, Small Enterprises (MSMEs). The Budget of the and Medium Enterprise Sector, the coordination Ministry has increased, at one go, by between Centre and State is an essential ingredient. 87% during the Financial year 2017-18 This meeting is one such effort in this regard. There as compared to that in 2016-17. Hon'ble are numerous areas in which the effort of Centre Prime Minister has also mentioned about can be, and need to be, complemented by the State the facilities to the MSMEs in his address and vice-versa. to the nation on 31.12.2016. MSMEs find Speaking on the occasion, Shri Haribhai a special mention in the Union Budget Parthibhai Chaudhary, Union Minister of State for the year 2017-18. It is well recognised for MSME stated that India could become the that the employment is mainly provided manufacturing hub of the world if both Centre by the MSMEs. April-May, 2017 29
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