Union ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) organised a workshop in New Delhi on April 18 in which 11 sessions were held with different ministries and financial organizations.
Various issues facing entrepreneurs and start-ups in Northeast states like accessing credit, handholding for setting up businesses, accessing markets in India and abroad and R&D for refinement of art based products manufactured in the Northeast were discussed.
Union minister Giriraj Singh said that there is urgent need for setting up MSMEs in farming and non-farming sectors in the Northeast region and the ministry will play the role of facilitator in order to provide R&D, market access and better designs for MSME products. Singh further added that micro industries will be given more support in this region. For this technology centres are being established in Imphal, Dimapur, Tinsukia and Agartala.
Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), SIDBI, ASSOCHAM, CII, FICCI, FISME, PHD Chamber of Commerce and MSME Foundation were the participants in the workshop.