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MSME Minister reviews functioning of KVIC, NSIC & Coir Board


Mumbai: October 31,2012

Mr. K.H. Muniyappa Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Enterprises (MSME) reviewed the activities and programme of KVIC, NSIC, Coir Board and MSMEat Mumbai today.  The Minister also visited the Khadi Fest 2012 at KVIC, Headquarters, Vile Parle, and interacted with Chairman and CEO, IVIC.

 

While Interacting with the press, the Minister informed that the sector is estimated to employ about six crore people through 2.61 crore enterprises.  It contributes to 45 per cent of the manufacturing of the country and 40 per cent to the total exports of the country.  There are over 6000 products which are produced by the sector.  A number of schemes are targeted at benefiting the enterprises of the sector are implemented by the O/o Development Commissioner (MSME).  The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) provides support to the Khadi and Village Industries Sector and runs the major scheme of the Ministry called, Prime Ministers’ Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) and during the 2011-12, 55135 units were assisted under this scheme.

 

He also said the Skill and Entrepreneurial Development Programmes of the Ministry of MSME are the flagship programmes of the Government.  Keeping in view the increasing number of youth joining the job market in coming years, the Ministry has been set a target of training 1.5 crore people within 2022 and more than 40 lakh people during 12th Five Year Plan.  

 

 

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