New Delhi, August 17: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said that the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector plays a major role in the development of the country. He further spoke about how the government plans to increase MSMEs exports to 60 percent from 48 percent in the next 5 years. This will also be adding 5 crore jobs in the next 5 years.

"Our MSME sector has a huge contribution to the development of our country. Currently, 30 per cent income of GDP growth rate comes from MSME. 48 per cent of our exports are from MSME and till date, we have created 11 crore jobs," Gadkari said while speaking at SWAVALAMBAN E-Summit 2020 organised by 'Lets Endorse Development' NGO.

Unregistered enterprises need to register, says Gadkari:

In order to get the benefit of the MSMEs, unregistered enterprises need to register themselves under the Micro industry. He urged NGOs to urge small traders and encourage them to also register.

Plan to Increase Exports, Bring Foreign Investment & Upgrade Technology: 

The MSME Minister said that the government will work for the empowerment of people from villages and make them self-reliant. Gadkari added that the plan would be to increase efforts, bring foreign investment, and upgrade technology and make India super economic power.