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Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

Mr. Madhav Lal

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Past Secretaries:

Mr. Vivek Rae
08-Oct-12 to 31-Jan-13

Mr. Radha Krishna Mathur
09-Nov-11 to 30-Sep-12

Mr. Uday Kumar Verma
Aug-10 to Oct-11

Mr. Dinesh Rai
Feb 08 to Jul-10


To ensure an orderly and robust growth and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and through this, continue and strengthen the role of MSMEs as an engine of growth for the Indian Economy.


Promote growth and development of globally competitive Micro, small and Medium Enterprises, including Khadi, Village and Coir industries, in cooperation with concerned Ministries / Departments, State Governments and other stakeholders by providing support to existing enterprises and encouraging creation of new enterprises. To endeavor to achieve a cumulative growth of 40%-50% in the number of registered enterprises by the end of 12th Plan and enhance this sector's contribution to GDP from the present 8% to 10% by the end of 12th Plan.

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The President under Notification dated 9th May 2007 has amended the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961. Pursuant to this amendment, Ministry of Agro and Rural Industries (Krishi Evam Gramin Udyog Mantralaya) and Ministry of Small Scale Industries (Laghu Udyog Mantralaya) have been merged into  a single Ministry, namely, “MINISTRY OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SUKSHMA LAGHU AUR MADHYAM UDYAM MANTRALAYA)” 
Worldwide, the micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have been accepted as the engine of economic growth and for promoting equitable development. The major advantage of the sector is its employment potential at low capital cost. The labour intensity of the MSME sector is much higher than that of the large enterprises. The MSMEs constitute over 90% of total enterprises in most of the economies and are credited with generating the highest rates of employment growth and account for a major share of industrial production and exports. In India too, the MSMEs play a pivotal role in the overall industrial economy of the country. In recent years the MSME sector has consistently registered higher growth rate compared to the overall industrial sector. With its agility and dynamism, the sector has shown admirable innovativeness and adaptability to survive the recent economic downturn and recession.
  1. Growth and development of existing MSMEs
  2. Creation of new enterprises
  3. Growth and development of Khadi, Village and Coir industries
  4. Skill and entrepreneurship development for MSMEs
  5. Improving performance of PSU and Responsibility Centres
  6. Enhancing manufacturing base
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Strengthening the
entrepreneurial base in the
country in micro enterprises sector
KVIC, State Industries Department,
State KVI Boards and banks
Number of new entrepreneurs 
provided margin money
subsidy to set up micro
Number 55135 20374 54000 60000 65000
2. The existing units wouldimprove their competitiveness
M/o Commerce, Export Promotion
Increase in exports % 15 15 15 15 15
3. Growth in khadi production
KVIC and
Khadi institutions
Estimated production figures 
(Value in Rs. crore)

Rs. in Crore

716.98 569.30 895.00 990.00 1000.00
4. Increasing production and
export of
Coir products
Coir Board, and
Coir Exporters
Coir fibre production (quantity 
in lakh MT)
Lakh MT 5.32 6.10 6.71 6.71 7.00
5. Increasing production and export of
Coir products
Coir Board, and
Coir Exporters
Coir Export upto January 2012 Rs. crore 1053 831 900 950 1000
6. Increasing earnings of Village
Industry artisans in clusters
KVIC, State Industries Departments,
State KVI Boards
Increase in wage earnings of 
Village Industries artisans w.r.t.
base year 2008-09 (%)
% 40 45 50 55 60
7. Making available skilled man-power to the MSME Sector for increase in productivity and self/ wage employment Null No. of persons trained
in Lakh
4.02 4.43 4.70 5.00 5.25


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