Bhopal: Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra emphatically gave the message here yesterday that the pace of India’s development can be accelerated by promoting micro, small and medium industries will.
Mishra was addressing the two-day Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Convention, which was attended by over 2000 entrepreneurs. He expressed confidence that Madhya Pradesh has the potential to emerge as a model State when it comes to promoting the MSME sector. He urged the entrepreneurs to contribute their maximum in turning Madhya Pradesh into an ideal state.
Emphasising that the country will progress speedily with the promotion of small industries, Mishra focused attention on Skill India Mission, Start-up India and Stand-Up India programmes and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid special stress on MSME. The Union Minister had a special word of praise for Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as a separate department for MSME has been created in the State under his leaderships to fulfill the Prime Minister’s vision.
Mishra commended Chouhan for achieving highest agriculture growth rate in the world. It is also needs to be appreciated that micro and small industries are being given full importance, Mishra said adding micro and small industries will get all possible assistance under Centre’s schemes and technological support. Referring to 12 tool-rooms established across the country for micro and small industries, the Union Minister said that 15 more technology centers will be established in the country with the cooperation of World Bank. One of them is being established at Acharpura in Bhopal with an outlay of Rs. 125 crore. This will benefit 8000 entrepreneurs, he said and went on to inform that micro and small industries are being provided 25 per cent subsidy in urban areas and 35 per cent in rural areas. Margin money of Rs. 160 crore has been released for Madhya Pradesh, he told the gathering.
Mishra also informed that an incubation center will be opened in Dewas and Amarkantak. Hoshangabad and Betul have been included under the Centre’s scheme for rejuvenation of traditional industries. He said that beetle nut art work in Rewa can also get Centre’s help. He said that the proposals of Madhya Pradesh for building infrastructure to encourage micro, small and medium industries will be given priority. He informed that Shivpuri near Gwalior and Govindpura in Bhopal have been included in the cluster development programme. He said that with the cooperation of state governments, goods produced by micro, small and medium industries can get visibility in the global market. He urged the state government to send a proposal for promoting traditional industries in SC/ST dominated 21 districts to create an SC/ST Hub. He also underscored the potential of agro-based processing units in Madhya Pradesh.
On this occasion both the Union Minister and Chief Minister together released Madhya Pradesh’s “Start Up Policy”. With this initiative, Madhya Pradesh becomes the first state in the country to have framed its own Start-up Policy. Mishra also laid the foundation stone for the technology center.
The Chief Minister chose this occasion to make several announcements to encourage micro, small and medium industries. From now onwards, all facilities and services meant for MSME will come under the purview of Madhya Pradesh Public Service Delivery Guaratnee Act. Under the new regime, formalities for capital grant, VAT compensation and entry tax exemtpion will be completed within one month. All other requisite approvals will also fall under the Act.
Speaking on the occasion, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said India is moving faster than ever before on the path of development under the inspiring leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Madhya Pradesh, he stated, is contributing with all its might in this direction. He said with a sense of satisfaction that Madhya Pradesh has the highest growth rate in the country. In terms of agriculture growth rate, Madhya Pradesh ranks first in the whole world, he said adding Madhya Pradesh was counted among the backward States in India till a decade ago. Today it is self-reliant in electricity, and the scenario in terms of water, roads and industrial infrastructures is rather impressive. Talking about the progress in the agriculture sector, Chouhan said Madhya Pradesh has outshined Punjab and Haryana in wheat production and has contributed immensely towards India’s granery. Besides agriculture and large Industry, special focus is now on micro and small industries as these have potential to generate employment, the Chief Minister pointed out and said that a network of small industries is being created in the state. The youths are being motivated to establish their own units. They are being helped in terms of technology assistance, marketing and grant of capital. Efforts are being made to ensure that every village has at least one cottage industry. In the coming two years, 5 lakh micro, small and medium industries will be established. He also said that all announcements made for MSME sector in Madhya Pradesh have been fulfilled. Now MNME convention will be organised every year. Underscroring the Government’s commitment, he said all efforts will be made to ensure that the talented entrepreneur does not suffer due to paucity of funds.
The Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh stressed the need for research and development in MSME sector. Describing MSME convention as a historical occasion, he said that there is a need to ensure that small entrepreneurs deroive full benefit from technology. He said that this sector can create more jobs with low capital investment. Appreciating the progress in the agriculture sector, he said that Chouhan has maintained a balance between industrial growth and agriculture growth. He said that young generation needs jobs, which MSME sector can provide in large numbers.
The Union Minister State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Haribhai Parthibhai Chowdhary praised Shri Chouhan for organizing the MSME convention. He said under visionary leadership of the Prime Minister, the MSME ministry intends to ensure that all banks extend support to entrepreneurs.
Madhya Pradesh Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Industry Sanjay Pathak said that state government is committed to make Madhya Pradesh a Industry friendly state under the leadership of Chouhan. Analysis of industrial sector clearly indicates that there are 5 per cent heavy and large industries and remaining 95 per cent are micro, small and medium industries, he stated.
State Principal Secretary Micro, Small and Medium Industry V.L. Kantarao threw light on the status and progress of micro, small and medium industries in the state. Shri Rao informed about future strategy to promote these industries.
Representatives of associations devoted to micro, small and medium industries, including Nemichand Jain of Laghu Udhyog Bharti, Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Laghu Udhyog Sangh, Deepak Sharma and Archana Bhatnagar of Madhya Pradesh Mahila Udhyami Association, gave their suggestions.
On this occasion, the Excellent Entrepreneur Award was presented to Badri Narayan Rubbers Pvt. Ltd. Malanpur Bhind (First), Metal Forger and fabricators Ujjain (Second), Inder Engineering Industries, Govindpura, Bhopal (Third) for the year 2013-14. Similarly awards were also given to New Life Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. Mandideep (First), Anamay Ganga Package Drinking Water (Second) and to Fortcaps Health Care Ltd. Bhopal (Third) for the year 2014-15. For the year 2015-16 the award was given Atharva Packaging Indore (First), M/s. Comfort System Bhopal (Second) and M/s. P.C. Kosma Soaps Ltd. Malanpur Bhind (Third).