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Government of India
Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
26-November-2012 17:34 IST
Upliftment of MSMEs

The plan funds allotted to Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises during the last three years i.e 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 were Rs.1794 crore, Rs.2400 crore and Rs. 2700 crore respectively.

Information on the number of persons employed in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country is collected by conducting All India Census of the sector periodically. The latest census (Fourth Census) was conducted with reference year 2006-07, wherein the data was collected till 2009 and results published in 2011-12. Number of persons employed in MSMEs in the country, as per the Fourth All India Census of MSMEs: 2006-07 and Economic Census 2005 conducted by Central Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation for activities excluded from Fourth All India Census of MSMEs: 2006-07, namely wholesale/retail trade, legal, educational & social services, hotel & restaurants, transports and storage & warehousing (except cold storage), is 805.24 lakhs.

The contribution of Micro and Small Enterprises to Gross Domestic Product of the country during 2008-09 is 8.72% which is based on the data of gross domestic product published by the Central Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

Under the flagship programme, Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme of the Ministry, the top five States who have taken maximum benefit in setting up of units are West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Tamil Nadu during the year 2011-12. Under the Credit Guarantee Scheme, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are the top five States in terms of number of proposals approved till the end of October, 2012.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri K. H. Muniyappa in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.