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ANNEXURE
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF MICRO,SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3160
ANSWERED ON:  16.03.2015
PROMOTION OF SC ST OWNED MSMES
UDIT RAJ
Will the Minister of



MICRO,SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES be pleased to state:-




(a) whether the share of SCs/STs owned Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) has declined in the country over the last few years;

(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor, State-wise;

(c) whether the Government proposes to provide certain special incentives under the `Make in India` scheme or any other scheme to the aforesaid enterprises; and

(d) if so, the details thereof ?


ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
(SHRI GIRIRAJ SINGH)

(a) & (b): No, Madam. The Government monitors the number of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country, by conducting All India Census of the sector periodically. As per the latest census (Fourth Census) conducted (with base reference year 2006-07), wherein the data was collected till 2009 and results published in 2011-12, the number of working MSMEs, in Registered Sector is 15.64 lakh out of which 1.64 lakh MSMEs are owned by SCs/STs entrepreneurs. The total number of Registered MSMEs in the sector owned / managed by SCs/STs increased to 1.64 lakh as compared to 1.56 lakh in the Third All India Census of Small Scale Industries (SSI), conducted with reference year 2001-02. The State-wise details are given in Annexure.

(c) & (d): The Make in India Policy aims to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development and build an Eco-system for manufacturing infrastructure in the country. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has been implementing a number of programmes and schemes in the areas of finance, technology, infrastructure, marketing and skill development to facilitate aims of the Make in India Policy.

The Ministry is proposing to rise to the challenge through action plans directed at enhancement of the provision of collateral free credit through creation of state verticals for extending guarantees to the entrepreneurs of particular state with financial support from state governments, creation of similar verticals for women entrepreneurs and youth among SC/ST and NE Regions. Augmentation of 18 existing Technology Centres (TCs) is to be supported by cluster network Managers and a National Portal.

Efforts are on to bridge the gap between Research Institutions and Industries through signing of MOUs with IISc and CSIR. Defence offset policy is being leveraged for creating ecosystem of defence manufacturing by MSMEs. A comprehensive skill mapping is also proposed as a first step towards alleviating the existing skill deficit. All these initiatives would help the MSME units including the units owned by SCs/STs.

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