A meeting of Ministers and Principal Secretaries (MSME/Khadi/Coir) of all States/ UTs under the Chairmanship of Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for MSME, Government of India was held here today.Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Minister of State for MSME, Government of India, and senior officers of the Ministry were also present on this august occasion. From the States/ UTs, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi. Lt. Governor, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Shri Rohit Bhai Patel, Minister from Gujarat, Shri Vipul Goyal, Minister from Haryana, Shri TH. Biswajit Singh, Minister from Manipur, Shri H. Rohluna, Minister from Mizoram, Shri Jogendra Behera, Minister from Odisha, Shri Satyadev Pachauri, Minister from Uttar Pradesh and Shri Madan Kaushik, Minister from Uttarakhand, participated and presented views of their respective UT/ States. Shri C. P. Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Coir Board, and Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman, KVIC, were also present.The Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Kalraj Mishra chairing the meeting with the Ministers and Principal Secretaries of State Governments/Union Territories to discuss the issues pertaining with MSME sector, in New Delhi on April 28, 2017.
The Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary and the MSME Secretary, Shri K.K. Jalan are also seen.It is a unique effort of the Government in line with its emphasis on the spirit of the cooperative federalism and discussions with the States/UTs. Shri Kalraj Mishra, speaking on the occasion, said that, for overall development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Sector, the coordination between Centre and State is an essential ingredient. This meeting is one such effort in this regard. There are numerous areas in which the effort of Centre can be, and need to be, complemented by the State and vice-versa.Speaking on the occasion, Shri Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Union Minister of State for MSME stated that India could become the manufacturing hub of the world if both Centre and States work in tandem. It may also benefit all the stakeholders. He also stressed on the huge potential of the MSME Sector in the matter of providing employment. He also pointed out that the present Government wants more people to be self-employed so that the number of job-seekers comes down.