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Expert Opinion: MSME Budget Expectations

Yerram Raju
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Author: B. Yerram Raju

Budget support should be growth directed and any fund or grant should have a sunset clause. Hence, budget allocation should be restricted to the micro and small manufacturing enterprises as the services sector has the advantage of passing on the shortfall to the consumer and is also subject to GST after the threshold levels.

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The Way Forward for Manufacturing MSEs

Yerram Raju
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  -- Despite the MSME Development Act, 2006, and Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package in the pandemic the manufacturing micro and small enterprises (MSEs) continue to suffer in the areas of credit, supply chains, and technologies. Mid corporates or the medium enterprises constituting just two per cent of the total MSMEs get better attention than the MSEs under the law. If after…

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Opinion: MSME vision falls short of reality

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  -- The Draft National MSME Policy, targeting V-shaped recovery after the Covid pandemic and the $5-trillion economy by 2025 (since extended by two years to 2027), seems to have seen the world more than India. There is a virtue in looking at the policies of other countries during the pandemic. However, the policy nowhere mentions…

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Disappointing Union Budget 2022-23

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Usually, the Economic Survey presented a day before the Union Budget is expected to lay the foundation for a policy direction. It acknowledges the challenging times for policymaking – this time against the backdrop of the pandemic impact, especially on the vulnerable sections, fall in consumption in the medium term and…

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Emerging Opportunities for MSME Sector in Telangana

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Telangana Government has created efficient policy instruments around TSiPASS, T-PRIDE,T-IDEA, RICH, and TASK, TIHCL as part of the MSME ecosystem. MSMEs in the state today do not face power outages, voltage fluctuations. They do not suffer scarcity of industrial water. Tolerance to pollution is going down al bait slowly but surely. Disruptive Digital technologies, particularly Artificial intelligence and Man Machine…

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MSME Credit on the Banks’ Radar Again: Proportionate Regulation helps

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Huge NPAs in corporate sector of the order exceeding Rs.10trillion and the increasing credit outflow for MSMEs from the NBFCs, on the verge of taking away the meat our of the portfolio have woken up the commercial banks to lend to this sector more responsibly. Banks like SBI, Canara Bank, Indian Bank, Syndicate Bank, and PNB are in the lead…

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Growth Mystery and Imbalances

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India has been the cynosure’s eye in regard to the announced growth of 7.1% for 2017-18 in spite of fall in manufacturing growth and wavering agriculture growth. Analysts have various expectations ranging from 7.5% for the next fiscal even amidst fears of rising inflation expectation from the RBI.

The much touted macroeconomic fundamentals, EODB rankings not withstanding are shaken with…

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Resource Efficient Clean Production – MSMEs Role

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Most environmental economists in all the international fora admitted the cause and consequence of global warming resting in pollution – air, water, sound and atmosphere. It is difficult to analyse the problems relating to costs and benefits. For example, the benefits are reaped by the present consumers of nuclear power; the costs, if any, are borne by the future generations…

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SMEs Access to Capital Markets in India

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It took almost a decade since the SME Exchange has been formalised to see 60 floats in a month. Still the total number of listings on the SME bourses is not something that the growing Indian economy can be proud of.

In India, most SMEs operate in debt markets. Cost of raising debt for SMEs is increasingly becoming problematic both…

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MSE Credit Supply Shrinks

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Commercial Banks proved sweet nothings in their offerings to the MSEs while a myriad of their loan products focused on medium enterprises or the mid-corporate sector.

Manufacturing MSEs going by RBI November 2016 data reveals that they share 42.9% outstanding credit with a negative growth of 9.2%. Manufacturing sector was the largest employer providing employment to 30.3 million (23.1%) persons,…

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