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MSME-DI, FISME holds brainstorming session on Industrial Ecosystem for MSMEs

Updated: Jan 16, 2018 10:21:15am

MSME-DI, FISME holds brainstorming session on Industrial Ecosystem for MSMEs

New Delhi, Jan 16 (KNN) Towards up scaling the  industrial infrastructure for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the national capital, the Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME) along with MSME Development Institute (MSME-DI) held a workshop under the theme “Industrial Eco-system in Delhi”.

Speaking at the event, Ram Mohan Mishra, Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME highlighted the need to have a more conducive ecosystem for MSMEs in Delhi considering the fact that Delhi helps produce “Demonstration Effect”.

“The entire country looks at cities like Delhi, if things go well in this part of the country, similar practices are likely to replicate elsewhere in the country.

Mishra further said that there is a need to move towards green economy and the green  resources available in the country in comparison to rest of the world is incomparable.

Citing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mishra said that the country is aiming towards doubling the farmers income, and micro, small and medium enterprises are crucial in realising that aim.

The meeting was attended by senior office bearers of important MSME Associations as well as by senior officers of both the central and state  Government.

Speaking at the event, Mohanjeet Singh, Principal Secretary and Commissioner (Industries), Government of NCT of Delhi acknowledged  that multiplicity of agencies continues to remain a bottleneck for the MSMEs and the government is committed to explore possibilities of simplification.

With regard to ease of doing business, the Principal Secretary said that despite odds, the country is moving towards better ranks in ease of  doing business.

“There is a need to ensure that the schemes rolled out by the government reach the concerned stakeholders and  MSME-DI may conduct Pakhwadas to educate the MSME entrepreneurs of the schemes”.

FISME Secretary General, Anil Bhardwaj spoke of the challenges of running an MSME unit in the national capital and how FISME can play a constructive role in facilitating an MSME-Friendly ecosystem in the national capital region.

During the roundtable discussion that followed , the participating MSME entrepreneurs and associations raised different concerns including handholding under Digital MSME scheme, public procurement, and also with regard to the labour laws.

The Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME) is a national level MSME body comprising of a network of over 700 sectoral and geographical MSME associations from across the country. (KNN/DA)


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