Uttarakhand to set up separate department for MSME sector

Uttarakhand to set up separate department for MSME sector

Thursday June 04, 2015,

1 min Read

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said that a separate department will be constituted to strengthen the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector in the state.



Stating that the sector is capable of generating self-employment opportunities in the remote hilly areas of the state and gradually put an end to large-scale migration to the plains in search of livelihood, Rawat said that a new MSME policy has been brought into force but a collective effort is needed to implement it fully.

"A separate department is being constituted to strengthen the MSME sector which can also play a significant role in poverty elimination apart from stopping exodus from the hills," he said while addressing a session of employees association of the state industries department.

According to PTI, traditional art and crafts like carpet and shawl weaving needs to be revived to strengthen the sector, he added.

Image Credit : Shutterstock

Related Stories :

Haryana Gov to set up a Rs 100 cr fund for MSMEs, new industrial Policy on anvil to spur growth
Reserve Bank allocates Rs 10,000 crore to SIDBI for VC fund to attract private capital for startupsAP government plans to bring out MSME policy to give boost to entrepreneurship and employment