Shri Narayan Rane emphasises the significant role of MSMEs in the North East and their contribution to making India Self Reliant

Union Minister for MSME Shri Narayan Rane along with Chief Minister of Tripura, Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha, and Union Minister of State Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma,  presided over the ‘Regional Conference on Sustainable Development of MSMEs in the North East Region (NER)’  held at  Agartala, Tripura.

The conference was organized by the Ministry of MSME to spread awareness of various Schemes of the Ministry. Addressing the conference Shri NarayanRane emphasized the significant role of MSMEs in the North East and their contribution to making India Self Reliant. He said Tripura is a land of agrarian products and has great potential for MSMEs in food processing industries and advised Tripura Government on developing more tourism opportunities for MSMEs while strengthening the existing industries.

MoS Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma urged the entrepreneurs to take maximum advantage of the schemes. He said the state government of Tripura has put in sincere and dedicated effort under the leadership of the Chief Minister to make this event a grand success. He said he was sure that the coordinated efforts by both ministries will create a better ecosystem for the development of the MSME sector in the North Eastern Region (NER).

Shri Narayan Rane emphasises the significant role of MSMEs in the North East and their contribution to making India Self Reliant
Photo credit-Press release by PIB

The conference showcased the launch of various initiatives of the Ministry of MSME, the Government of India, and the State Government of Tripura. The new initiatives launched by dignitaries during the programme were the RAMP (Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance) portal, the Linking of the NER Portal under Udyam Shakti, the Inauguration of the Gomati City Gas Project, the inauguration of West Tripura Bamboo Mat Cluster under SFURTI scheme and inauguration of the new building of KVIC (Khadi & Village Industries Commission) & TKVIB (Tripura Khadi & Village Industries Board).

The conference through its various activities like VDPs, CEO Conference etc. provided a much-needed platform for aspiring/existing entrepreneurs of NER to interact with Government departments from Central and State governments, CPSEs and Industry Associations.

The MSME sector plays a significant role in terms of job creation and improving livelihood. Currently, it consists of over 6 crore units employing more than 11 crore people, contributing significantly to economic growth with around 30% of the contribution to GDP.

Shri Narayan Rane emphasises the significant role of MSMEs in the North East and their contribution to making India Self Reliant
Photo credit-Press release by PIB

Given the impact of MSMEs on our economy, it is imperative that focused efforts are given to promote entrepreneurship amongst the youth and create a conducive ecosystem where they play an integral role in the development of the Indian economy to realize the 5 trillion USD economy.

Nurturing the MSME sector is important for the economic well-being of the nation. M/o MSME is consistently working to empower MSMEs for sustainable growth and to become compatible in the global value chain.

Disclaimer: This is an official press release by PIB.

Digpu News Staff

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