Publications

Financing Sustainable Production among MSME Clusters – Experiential Learnings and Policy Recommendations

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector plays worldwide an important and significant catalytic role for economic development through enterprise creation and employment generation. The MSME sector in India covers a wide spectrum of economic activities. With more than 44.7 million enterprises, this sector generates more than 100 million jobs, next only to agriculture sector. It also contributes around 45 percent of total industrial manufacturing and 43 percent of India’s total exports. The sector manufactures over 6000 products, ranging from the traditional to hi-tech items, in addition to providing a wide range of services. With the changing scenario, the sector needs to constantly move up in the value chain as well as strengthen its competitiveness in local as well as global markets.

Published by: FMC
Year of publication: 2016
Number of pages: 39

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Promoting Sustainable Development of MSMEs – Policy Recommendations on Public Schemes of Assistance & their Implementation

Sustainability has already taken centre stage of development globally and Govt. of India has made several commitments at national and international platforms. Make in India with Zero Defect & Zero Effect initiatives of the Government express the zeal to balance economic growth with sustainability and social inclusion. All the sectors of economy viz. agriculture, manufacturing and services will need to contribute in this collective endeavour of nation building. With a renewed thrust on making manufacturing significant part of sustainable economic growth, consumption of resources including fossil fuels and primary materials besides social standards assume far more significance than before.

Published by: FMC
Year of publication: 2016
Number of pages: 61

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