IEP CHANDIGARH JULY 01, 2022
Haryana has been ranked third at the national level for the remarkable work done by the state government in the field of MSMEs. The Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi gave this award to Haryana, at the ‘MSME National Award’ function organized under the Entrepreneur-India programme by the Ministry of MSME, Government of India, in New Delhi today. Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala and Principal Secretary, Commerce and Industry Department, Sh. Vijayendra Kumar were present on this occasion. Haryana is included in the top 3 states of the country in the field of MSME. The industrial policies of Haryana were highly praised on this occasion.
Two MSMEs of Haryana have also received awards in this programme. Among these, Dr. Harjinder Kaur Talwar got the first prize in the small service enterprise of women category and Sh. Rishabh Gupta got the third position in the overall category of manufacturing micro enterprise.
In response to a question asked by mediapersons after receiving the award, the Deputy Chief Minister extended gratitude towards the Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi and the Ministry of MSME, Government of India, for recognizing the efforts made by the Haryana Government to promote the development of the State MSMEs. He said that along with big industries, Haryana remains among the top performing states in terms of medium and small scale industries. I congratulate all the entrepreneurs of the state for this achievement. It has always been our resolve that new industries should be set up in the state, they should be developed and our youth should get maximum employment.
He said that Haryana has made rapid economic development in the last few years and our MSMEs have made a special contribution in this. There are about 9.7 lakh MSMEs in the state which are the backbone and contribute to the pacing economy. The state government has launched several new schemes and initiatives for MSMEs to provide them institutional advice and facilitation, as well as to create a strong policy framework.
Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that the Haryana Government has set up a dedicated department ‘Directorate of MSME’ to support MSMEs in various sectors, thereby facilitating access to market, technology and skilled workers. He informed that the State Government has come up with targeted policies for industrial development, especially for MSMEs in the State.
Giving information about the steps taken towards making the state self-reliant, the Deputy Chief Minister said that following the principle of ‘Vocal for Global’, Haryana has started a one-of-a-kind programme ‘Padma’, whose main objective is to develop a self-reliant programme at the block level. To create a dynamic, self-sustaining and thriving industrial infrastructure. He said that the Haryana Government is completely focusing on the cluster development approach of the Government of India for the development of MSMEs. Haryana has also come up with a first of its kind ‘State Mini Cluster Scheme’, in addition to its thrust on the Government of India’s MSE-CDP scheme. He informed that so far, 9 clusters worth Rs. 140 crore have been sanctioned from Haryana under MSE-CDP scheme. Out of this, an assistance of Rs. 58 crore has been given by the Government of India. Whereas, under the State Mini Cluster Development Scheme, various initiatives of 43 MSME clusters, which cost more than Rs. 119 crore, have been started in the state. More than 8,000 MSMEs in Haryana have been benefited by these comprehensive cluster development efforts of the state government.