Jaipur: The government will soon introduce a new comprehensive policy for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector after incorporating suggestions from related associations, Union minister Kalraj Mishra said on Saturday.

He counted the problems of entrepreneurs in setting up a MSME unit and said that the government would incorporate suggestions from the industry bodies and association so that a progressive environment can be made.

“I held meeting with representatives of 80 associations in Delhi and sought their suggestions to make the draft policy. We will incorporate important suggestions and soon introduce the draft policy," he said here at a meeting of “Laghu Udyog Bharti", which represents small scale industries.

The minister said that he has been given several suggestions by the industry people which would be considered positively by him.

He highlighted the importance of the MSME sector and said that the country would become a developed nation on the strength of the sector.

Mishra said the government was making several efforts for skill development, addressing issues related to loan sanction for micro industries and improving governance by implementing e-governance system.

“Network operations centers (NOCs) from various departments have to be taken to set up a unit and now we are putting in place a mechanism to simplify the process to seek NOC in a time-bound manner," he added.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Suresh Joshi talked about the element of diversity in micro and small level industries and opined that big industries should not be allowed to enter into the business where such small scale units are working in various regions of the country.

He said that products of such small units working in regions have their own quality and local identity which vanish when big companies enter into that trade and start manufacturing those products.

“Why big companies make soap, oil when these products can be produce or manufactured by small units. It not only dissolves the local identity of the product but also poses a threat to the existence of local units. It is a serious question and the government should seriously think about it," he said.

Industrialists Digvijay Dhabriya, Tarachand Goyal, Ghanshyam Ojha and Dilip Vaidhya were felicitated in the function at Birla Auditorium.

Earlier in the day, Mishra also addressed an event on the theme “Prospects, Future and Opportunities for MSMEs in Rajasthan" organised by the Federation of Rajasthan Trade and Industry.

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