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Government of India
Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
03-September-2012 19:17 IST
Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Meets Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Republic of Mauritius
Mrs. Maria Francesca Mireille Martin, Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Republic of Mauritius called on Shri Vayalar Ravi, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises here today.

Mauritius Minister sought India’s help in formulating specific programmes for promoting women entrepreneurship in their country. She stated that India has tremendous experience in developing programmes and policies for the SME sector and is looking forward to learn from India’s experience. She also explored the possibility of organizing training of trainers programme with India’s cooperation. The Ministry of MSME advised Mauritius to look into the incubator programme of NSIC which has a very high success rate in terms of setting up of enterprises by the trainees and also advised Mauritius to train their women entrepreneurs in the field of flavour and fragrance since Mauritius has a rich source of medicinal and aromatic plants.

The Minister of MSME said that both sides have proposed to sign a MoU in the area of training and skill development. Under the agreement the trainers from Mauritius would come to India for training and go back and train their people in the MSME sector.

Present on the occasion were Shri R. K. Mathur, (Secretary MSME), Shri Amarendra Sinha, (AS & DC) and Shri H.P. Kumar, (CMD), National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and other officials of the Ministry.

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