Medilytix Bureau:

Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, B.B Swain chaired MSME Conclave for National SC/ST Hub at Sindhudurg in Maharashtra today. The MSME- NSSH Conclave was organized as part of the 2-Day MSME Conclave by the Ministry of MSME. At the conclave, Shri Swain talked about how Central Government is focusing on providing a level-playing field for SC-ST entrepreneurs. The Government is constantly trying to make procurement activities of the public sector to be more inclusive and participative. He also emphasized that MSME sector plays a significant role in terms of job creation and expanding manufacturing base. Currently, it consists of over 6 crore units employing over 11 crore people and is a seminal contributor to the economic growth with over 30% of contribution to GDP and over 49% of overall exports from India

Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Vinay Kumar Saxena said Khadi has created 35 lakhs jobs in last 7 years. KVIC chairman pitched for development of Honey industry in Konkan. He said ‘If each person keeps 10 honey bee-boxes then Konkan will be number one district in honey production in country’.

Milind Kamble, Member Advisory Committee NSSH & Chairman of Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry lauded the MSME Ministry for the conclave. He said ‘the MSME ministry has tried to reach at the doorstep of the SC/ST entrepreneurs through the Conclave. ‘The fusion of the business ideas discussed at the Conclave and MSME schemes has the potential to create 100 new entrepreneurs under Stand-Up India’, he added.

The aim of the MSME- NSSH Conclave is to provide opportunity to develop coherence with State Government and collaborate with National SC-ST Hub for achievement of higher goals. The Conclave brought various important insights from CPSEs and Industry Association to understand the gaps in realizing the mandate of Public Procurement Policy. At the conclave, 5 Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) including GOA Shipyard Ltd, Konkan Railway, Rastriya Chemicals Fertilizer, India Rare Earth Limited and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) deliberated upon steps taken to empower SC-ST Entrepreneurs and fulfil the Public Procurement Policy mandate for SC-ST entrepreneurs.

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