Shri Kalraj Mishra releases Laghu Udyog Samachar Magazine on Startup India theme in 13th Meeting of the National Board for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (NBMSME)

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The 13th Meeting of the National Board for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises was held here today under the Chairmanship of Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister of MSME. Shri Giriraj Singh, MoS of Ministry of MSME was also present to address the gathering.

The Start-up issue of Laghu Udyog Samachar (January 2016) was released today by Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister of MSME during the meeting of National Board for MSMEs. Releasing the monthly magazine of the Ministry, the Minister said that different schemes and campaigns of Government of India namely, Start-up India, Stand-up India, Make in India, Digital India will be focused in Laghu Udyog Samachar. The next issue of Laghu Udyog Samachar i.e. February 2016 is based on Make in India theme.

The Board deliberated upon various aspects of the Micro, Small and Medium (MSME) sector with special focus on popularization of Udyog Adhar, creation of a framework for Start ups, evolving a system of easy credit availability, promotion of Marketing linkage, and publicity of new efforts like ASPIRE and revamped SFURTI.

Shri Kalraj Mishra, in his opening remarks described several initiatives of Ministry of MSME for overall development of the sector and emphasized that the Ministry of MSME is going to be a major plank in the Govt.’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. The objective of make in India is to enhance ease of doing business gelling with Prime Minister’s initiative for ‘Start-up India, Stand up India’. The Ministry will rise to the challenge through action plans directed at Incubation, clustering, credit guarantee and skill development.

Shri Giriraj Singh, MOS also stressed the need for developing the MSME Sector to enable the upliftment of the rural masses.

Shri Anup K Pujari, Secretary (MSME) emphasized upon creating an ecosystem through enhancing the Competitiveness and Productivity of the sector through various processes of simplification. He highlighted the initial success of Udyog Adhar and stressed the need to popularize it further. Shri Surendra Nath Tripathi, AS&DC (MSME) and Member Secretary, National Board while emphasizing the important role played by the Sector, thanked the participants for taking part in the deliberations. He also evinced hope that in future the members of the Board would continue to provide valuable inputs towards helping the policy makers.