Mumbai, November 4: It comes as a ray of hope amid the pandemic that the business activity of the micro, small and medium enterprises is returning to near-normal levels. According to a report published on PTI, the SMEs are rapidly developing a digital business tool to increase efficiency and growth.

The positive sign is that out of 36, 16 states and Union territories have witnessed business activity levels higher than pre-covid times. The data gathered by startup OkCredit further pointed out that business activity in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Delhi are trending at 90-95 per cent of their pre-COVID levels.

A similar positive trend is being witnessed in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattishgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Haryana, Assam, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh.

The report further mentions that businesses activity in tier 2 and tier 3 cities are witnessing faster recovery than tier 1 cities. This has been attributed to the rise in micro-retail players increasingly taking up digital bookkeeping solutions.