Union Minister of MSME, Shri Kalraj Mishra today inaugurated MSME Expo 2016 in the India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Mishra said that, Quality Manufacturing and Inclusive Growth of MSMEs play key role in the development of country. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises forms major part of manufacturing sector and gives employment to a large number of people. He further said that this time our theme of the Expo is “Quality Manufacturing and Inclusive Growth of MSMEs” and MSME will play an important role in making India a startup hub. He also said that these EXPOs are a very good platform for the enterprises to showcase their products at National and International level. MSME Expo 2016 is organized by Ministry of MSME in the 36th IITF 2016. Over 80 enterprises have showcased their range of products during the trade fair.
The theme of the fair is “Quality Manufacturing and Inclusive Growth of MSMEs” which includes Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) Certification Scheme, SC/ST Hub & National Award. The participants have a diverse profile such as women entrepreneurs, SC/ST and Entrepreneurs from North Eastern States & Minorities. There are 50 Women, 14 SC/ST and 09 from North Eastern Region, 03 Minorities and others. The event also provides opportunities for creating sustainable business alliances. Wide range of products which includes Engineering, Food, Chemical, Cosmetics, Herbal products, Handicraft, Textile/Hosiery, Electrical/Electronic Appliances, Auto Components, Readymade Garments, Gems & Jewellery, and other products are being displayed in the MSME Expo, 2016. During the inauguration of MSME Expo 2016 Ministers of State for MSME Shri Giriraj Singh & Shri Haribhai Parthibhai Choudhary and Secretary MSME Shri K.K.Jalan and Additional Secretary & DC (MSME) Shri S.N.Tripathi were also present.