The government is undertaking various initiatives for the development of the MSME sector. Several projects and schemes have been launched to promote the welfare of various firms in the micro, small and medium sector. In lines with this, Union MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari has has inaugurated new technology centres, one at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and other at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, three extension centres of big technological centres and seven mobile Udyam Express. These centres have been inaugurated to increase the e geographic footprint of Technology Centres network through future ready new Technological Centres with vertical as well as horizontal expansion to cover more states and regions, making its reach across the country. Udyam Registration Portal: GSTIN No Longer Mandatory for Registering MSMEs.
The Technological Centres and Extension Centre are expected to boost the micro, small and medium enterprises and people involved in the sector by providing an increased capacity of training and enhancing skills of around four lakh trainees, providing assistance to around one lakh MSMEs in terms of technological, skilling and advisory support. It has been undertaken to increase the competitiveness of various MSMEs in the country. It also aims for creation and registration of more firms under the MSME sector. It also tragets to improve and enhance employment generation capacity of various firms in the micro, small and medium sector. RBI Extends Deadline For Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum of MSME Registrations Till March 31, 2021.
At the virtual inauguration event of the new technological and extension centre, the Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari said, “if the country has to overcome three biggest problems of poverty, starvation and unemployment, then we have to create jobs.” He added, “the technological centres should have coordination, cooperation and communication with the local industries.” Gadkari said, “the country has huge potential for raw material, young and skilled manpower, government is ready to support all entrepreneurs and we need to take the cooperation of IITs, engineering colleges and successful persons in the society.” He emphasised on the need of integrated development.