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MSMEs contribute significantly to Indian Economy: Nitin Gadkari

image MSMEs contribute significantly to Indian Economy: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, July 22 (KNN) The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Sector contributes significantly to the Indian Economy in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Exports and Employment generation, said Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of MSME.

In a written reply to Rajya abha he said as per the information received from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MOSPI), and the Share of MSME Gross Value Added (GVA) in total GVA during 2016-17 was 31.8%.

 As per the information received from Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS) the Share of MSME related Products in total Export from India during 2018-19 is 48.10%, the minister said.

He said, as per 73rd Round of National Sample Survey (NSS), conducted by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation during the period 2015-16, the estimated number of workers in unincorporated non-agriculture MSMEs in the country  are 11.10 crore.

Under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP,) the estimated employment generated (number of persons) in micro enterprises during the years 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 are 3.58 lakhs, 3.23 lakhs, 4.08 lakhs, 3.87 lakhs and 5.87 lakhs, respectively, he added.

The Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE) was launched by the Government of India to make available collateral-free credit to the micro and small enterprise sector.

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