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MSMEs find sketchy mention in textiles report

image MSMEs find sketchy mention in textiles report
New Delhi, Oct 17 (KNN)  In its 280-page annual report for 2012-13, the micro and small enterprises and the obligations of the PSUs and the Textile Ministry receive a sketchy mention of a few lines.
Under the title, ‘Goals set-up for procurement from micro and small enterprises and achievements’, the Textile Ministry Annual Report mentions that the PSUs under it get their procurement done directly from the weavers and small artisans.
“The CPSEs under the Ministry of Textiles are basically engaged in trading/ export of Handloom, Handicrafts & Jute products and procurement of raw material like cotton and jute. These CPSEs procure their goods directly from the weavers/artisans and farmers,” the annual report said, without any elaboration.
The government in 2011 approved a procurement policy, which makes it mandatory for all state-run companies, ministries and departments to procure 20 per cent of their products and service needs from small and medium enterprises.
The decision was aimed at providing SMEs an assured growth opportunity.
According to the Public Procurement Policy for Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) Order, 2012, “the Public Procurement Policy shall apply to Micro and Small Enterprises registered with District Industries Centers or Khadi and Village Industries Commission or Khadi and Village Industries Board or Coir Board or National Small Industries Corporation or Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom or any other body specified by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.”  (KNN/ES)

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