27 Dec 2013

Task Force on MSME Sector

Shri K. H. Muniyappa
The Prime Minister’s Task Force on Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) submitted its report to Prime Minister on 30th January, 2010.

 The report submitted by the Task Force has made recommendations on policy/ programme support, institutional matters and legal/regulatory measures for the growth of MSMEs in the country. 

The recommendations cover the areas of credit, taxation, labour issues, infrastructure/ technology/skill development, marketing, rehabilitation and exit policy and special measures for North-Eastern Region and Jammu & Kashmir. 

The detailed report of Prime Minister’s Task Force on MSMEs is available on msme.gov.in, the website of the Ministry of MSME. 

The Task Force recommended, inter alia, expanding the coverage/strengthening of schemes/programmes of Ministry of MSME. The allocation of Rs.10,330 crore during XIth Five Year Plan for Ministry of MSME has been increased to Rs. 24,124 crore for XIIth Five Year Plan. 

The enhancement in Plan allocation has provided a boost to the implementation of various schemes/programmes. 

The recommendations of the Task Force were to address the major areas of concern for the MSME sector and not specific for any particular State except for the States of Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern region. 

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri K. H. Muniyappa in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. 

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