Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Nitin Gadkari has initiated the integrated services of Udyam Registration Portal with Common Service Centre (CSC) Portal to increase penetration of benefits of various government schemes amongst MSMEs in far-flung areas.
He launched the same during a virtual conference on ''Indian MSMEs as Growth Engines to Economy'' on the event of International MSME Day on Monday.
The Minister also stated that in the journey of making Aaatmanirbhar Bharat, it is imperative that special emphasis is laid towards Agriculture, Food Processing industry, Leather and Tribal Industries. Further, he also urged the use of technology and said that research, innovation and quality enhancement can play a major role in industrial development.
Minister of State for MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi stated that the ministry is supporting MSMEs through various schemes and initiatives to improve manufacturing competitiveness and
unleash the true potential of MSMEs. He also emphasized on the importance of Import substitution and encouraged MEMEs to adopt digital tools and techniques in unprecedented times, to re-build and craft new models that would confirm speedy revival of their businesses and become future ready.
During the Panel Discussions chaired by Secretary (MSME) and Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner (MSME), special importance was laid on export promotion and making use of Free Trade Agreements (FTA) for achieving India’s goal of becoming a 5 trillion dollars economy by 2025.
In another session on Enabling MSME E-commerce for Business Beyond Borders, it was highlighted that in current years, the emergence of online markets through e-commerce has advanced and had a positive impact on MSMEs.
''By adopting e-commerce, MSMEs stand to gain significant advantages such as increased revenues and margins, improved market reach, access to new markets, savings in marketing spending, customer acquisition and enhanced customer experience,'' the MSME ministry stated in a statement.
''The MSME ministry is committed towards providing requisite support to the MSMEs and upcoming entrepreneurs in strengthening Indian economy and working towards the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat,'' it said.
On the occasion of International MSME Day, the Virtual Conference on Indian MSMEs as Growth Engines to Economy was organised by the Ministry of MSME in association with India SME Forum, Electronics & Computer Software Export Promotion Council, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts, the Gem & Jewelry export promotion council, Council for Leather Exports and All India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association on role of MSMEs in fuelling the progress to accomplish the PM’s vision of 5 Trillion dollars economy.