Ministry of MSME launched different , one of the major MSME initiatives to advance the ease of doing business and to make Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises more internationally competitive. These initiatives contain ease of registration of the business in the form of the Udyog Aadhar Memorandum, a Framework to renew sick MSMEs, encouraging technology in rural entrepreneurship via ASPIRE scheme, a fund for reinforcing traditional firms, financial support in the form of credit guarantee and credit linked capital funding. Few of the Initiatives taken towards MSMEs by Indian Government include:
- Promulgation of MSMED Act, 2006
In an important policy initiative, the Government has passed a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006‘, which targets to assist the promotion and development and augment the competitiveness of MSMEs. The Act was coming into force from 2nd October 2006 accomplished huge demand of this sector. Apart from giving legal strength to the definitions of MSMEs, this Act also comprises strict provisions relevant to the delayed payment to these enterprises.
- Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act, 1956
The Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act, 1956 has been expansively revised in 2006, presenting several new highlights to facilitate professionalism in the commission operations as well as field-level formal and structured consultations with all segments of stakeholders.
- Leader’s Employment Generation Program
Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program (PMEGP)was presented in August 2008. Under this program, budgetary assistance is given to setting up of smaller scale undertakings each costing up to Rs.10 lakh in the administration part and Rs.25 lakh in the manufacturing division. The help is given as endowment up to 25% of the project cost in country regions, while it is 15% for urban regions.
- Procurement Policy for MSEs
A Public Procurement Policy for MSEs was advised in March 2012. The approach conceives that each Central Ministry or PSU will set a yearly objective for obtainment from the MSE area with the target of accomplishing least 20% of the aggregate yearly buys from MSEs in a time of three years. Of this, 4% will be reserved for obtainment from MSEs possessed by SC/ST business people. The approach will advance MSEs by enhancing their market access and intensity through expanded cooperation by MSEs in Government buys and empowering linkages among MSEs and large enterprises.
- Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program (PMEGP)
PMEGP is the leading program of the administration offering credit connected appropriation to build up new endeavors for producing consistent and manageable business openings in Rural and Urban zones of the nation.
- Rs. 860.51 crore has been discharged by the Ministry as edge cash under PMEGP out of which Rs. 528.32 crores has just been dispensed by the banks.
- 24126 new undertakings giving work to 170983 people have been profited under the Scheme.
- There is over half increment over the earlier year regarding reserves dispensed by the banks, no of tasks with assets dispensed and the work created.
- A Scheme for Promotion of Innovation, Rural Industry and Entrepreneurship (ASPIRE)
ASPIRE MSME initiatives have been propelled on 2015 with a goal to set up a network of technology centers, speed up business enterprise and furthermore to advance new businesses for development and business in the country and agriculture-based industry with a reserve of Rs.210 crores.
The arranged results of ASPIRE MSME initiatives are setting up Technology Business Incubators (TBI), Livelihood Business Incubators (LBI) and formation of a Fund of Funds for such activities with SIDBI.
First LBI set up in April-2015 under ASPIRE within a month of propelling the Scheme. The principal cluster of 107 youth has been trained and talented through it.
19 LBIs have been endorsed till September 2015 and another 9 LBIs and 2 TBI are ready to be affirmed.
- Credit Guarantee Scheme
The Government has set up a Credit Guarantee Fund to offer relief to those micro and small entrepreneurs who are not capable to assure collateral security in order to gain loans for the growth of their enterprises. This scheme provided is up to 75% of the credit facility up to Rs. 50 lakh with a uniform guarantee of 50% of the credit disclosure above Rs. 50 lakh and up to Rs. 100 lakh.
- National Manufacturing Competitiveness Program
Guaranteeing the development of Small Scale Sector at a sound rate is essential for the general development of the Manufacturing Sector as likewise the National Economy. For this to happen in the small-scale sector has become competitive. In the 2005-06 Budget, the Government declared formulation of a National Competitiveness Program, mainly to sustain the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in their venture to become competitive. Therefore, the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCP) has confirmed a five year National Manufacturing Competitiveness Program (NMCP).
- Micro & small enterprises cluster development program
The Micro and Small Enterprises – Cluster Development Program (MSECDP) is being executed for all-encompassing and incorporated advancement of micro and small enterprises in groups through Soft Interventions, such as capacity building, marketing development, skill development, export promotion, technology organizing workshops, graduation, seminars, training, exposure visits study visits, and many more.
- Technology Center Systems Program (TCSP)
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India has built up 18 Technology Centers (TCs) prior known as Tool Rooms (10 Nos) and Technology Development Centers (8 Nos) spread the nation over. The Technology Centers’ essential center is to help ventures, especially MSME initiatives in the nation through access to cutting-edge technologies and giving technical advisory support and in addition talented labor by offering open doors for technical skill development to the youths at different levels extending from School Dropouts to Graduate Engineers.