The 2nd Annual General Meeting and the 3rd Governing Council Meeting of Ni-MSME (National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), Hyderabad, a national level Entrepreneurship Development Institute under Ministry of MSME was held recently. Shri Dinsha J. Patel, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises presided over the meeting.
Appreciating the work done by NiMSME in the field of entrepreneurship development, the Minister noted that Ni-MSME had trained more than 1.25 lakh Indian participants and more than 7000 executives of 127 countries since its inception. He praised the Institute for training 59% more participants during the year 2008-09 as compared to the year 2007-08.
The Minister informed that the Prime Minister had set up a High level task force to look into the problems faced by MSMEs and he hoped that Government would be able to take important policy decisions on the basis of the report of the task force. He further stated that the Prime Minister had set up Skill Development Mission to train 500 million persons by 2022 under which the Ministry and its organisations, including NiMSME, would play an important role. On the occasion, the Minister also launched the redesigned website of Ni-MSME and hoped that it would help the entrepreneurs in making use of the services offered by NiMSME.