MSME
1MSME Statistics

The value of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) related products exported during 2017-18 reached $124.4 Bn as per data received from the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS).1

Total Number of MSMEs registered on Udyog Aadhar Memorandum (UAM) – 6.8 mn2 

  • Micro – 60,32,100
  • Small – 7,28,516
  • Medium – 28,611

States with the highest number of MSMEs:3

  • Maharashtra – 11,04,189
  • Bihar – 8,29,694
  • Tamil Nadu – 7,91,288
  • Uttar Pradesh – 7,06,342
  • Madhya Pradesh – 6,45,077

Sources: 1, 2, 3 

2Union Budget (2019-20) Provisions

The government has taken several measures to strengthen the Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs). The highlights of the budget 2019-20 for the Ministry of MSME are as follows:

  1. An allocation of $1 Bn.1
  2. $50.1 Mn has been allocated under the ‘Interest Subvention Scheme for Incremental Credit to MSMEs’. This will provide funding for the 2% rebate on incremental loans up to INR 1 crore for GST-registered MSME units.2
  3. $85.4 Mn is being provided under the Credit Support Programme, which will ensure seamless credit guarantee to small and medium enterprises.3
  4. 20 large and 100 small Technology Centres are being set up with a support of $858.12 Mn.4 These technology centres are being set up in the continuation of the 12 initiatives announced in November 2018.5 These initiatives are expected to help grow, expand and facilitate MSMEs across the country.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

3Solar Charkha Mission

The Solar Charkha Mission of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) was launched on 27 June 2018.1 The Solar Charkha Mission is a programme that aims to contribute towards India’s rural unemployment issue. The mission provides training in producing cloth to rural people. This, in turn, allows them to earn a better livelihood by producing cloth. Another appealing factor of this programme is that the looms and spindles used during the training will be completely powered by solar energy.2 The Solar Charkha mission will be spread over 50 clusters and every cluster will employ 400 to 2,000 artisans. On 2 November 2018, the government announced 100 technology centres are to be established at a cost of $858.12 Mn.3

Sources: 1, 2, 3

4Udyam Sangam

The purpose of the Udyam Sangam is to encourage dialogue and partnership among various stakeholders of the MSME ecosystem for promoting innovation and knowledge sharing on MSME related issues. It also aims to create awareness about the MSME sector at the national level.1 The Udyam Sangam 2018 was inaugurated to mark the 2nd United Nations Small and Medium-sized Enterprises day.2

Sources: 1, 2

5MSME Sampark

MSME Sampark is a digital platform that connects MSME Technology Centre trainees/students and recruiters.1

Source: 1

6MSME Sambandh

MSME Sambandh is a portal to help monitor the implementation of the public procurement policy for micro and small enterprises.1 The annual procurement of goods and services from Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises by the Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) during 2017-18 stood at $3.5 Bn.2

Sources: 1, 2

7Amendments made to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Act, 2006 was amended in 2018, to change the basis of classification of Micro, Small and Medium enterprises from ‘investment in plant & machinery/equipment’ to ‘annual turnover’.1

As per the amendment, MSMEs are categorised as follows:2

  1. Micro enterprise: turnover does not exceed $0.72 Mn
  2. Small enterprise: turnover is more than $0.72 Mn but less than $10.75 Mn
  3. Medium enterprise: turnover exceeds $10.75 Mn but does not exceed $39.4 Mn.

Changing the basis of classification helps to put in place a non-discretionary, transparent and objective criterion, and eliminates the need for verifications or inspections required to ascertain the cost of investment.3 

Source: 1, 2, 3

Updated June 2019