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Haryana CM assures all support to entrepreneurs for setting up MSME units

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Chandigarh, July 8 (KNN) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has assured all support and cooperation to young entrepreneurs for setting up Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) units in the state.

He said this while interacting with the beneficiaries of Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) during a webinar here, on Tuesday, organized by the Department of MSMEs, Haryana.

''The state government has identified 56 clusters of various categories to be set up in all 22 districts, which would benefit about 70,000 MSMEs in the state,'' he added.

Commenting on the COVID-19 crisis, Khattar said the government would ensure that the functioning of existing MSMEs in the state is not affected due this pandemic.

Online clearances pertaining to 17 different departments are provided through the Haryana Enterprises Promotion Centre in just 45 days, he said.

''Besides, the facility of deemed clearances has also been made available for the benefit of entrepreneurs,'' he added.

He asserted that Haryana has made a huge progress in terms of registrations for 'StartUp India' and 'Stand-Up India' programmes.

''More than 8,000 registrations, including 4,194 under StartUp India and 4,119 under Stand-Up India have so far been made in the state, which is much more than the registrations in neighbouring Punjab,'' an official statement said.

Apart from this, loans amounting to Rs 868 crore have been provided for the Stand-Up India scheme in the state, the statement quoted the chief minister as saying.

Speaking on unlocking the economy after the COVID-19-induced lockdown, Khattar said industrial operations have resumed, and as many as 38.13 lakh workers have returned to work in 56,000 industrial units of the state.

He further said that the Haryana Udhyam Memorandum (HUM) which was launched to bring all types of enterprises registered in the state on a single platform, will provide a unique identification number to all enterprises -- shops, MSMEs, large and mega industries -- to enable permissions and services from the government to be provided in an integrated manner.

''The benefit of any commercial or industrial policy in the future would be given on the basis of the HUM number,'' he added.

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