Exemptions for Development to MSMEs

Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises

Under Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act, Micro & Small units with turnover up to Rs. 1.5 crore are allowed to avail benefits under the composition scheme. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has launched the Interest Subvention Scheme for new and incremental credit to MSMEs under which 2% interest subvention is provided to all eligible units having Udyog Aadhar Number (UAN) and GST registration. The banks have designated senior level officers to do in-depth analysis of the progress made in the availability of credit to the MSMEs.

As reported by Central Statistics Office (CSO), the share of MSMEs in total Gross Value Added (GVA) during 2016-17 was 31.8%. As reported by Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS), the share of MSME related products in total exports during 2018-19 is 48.10%. As per 73rd round of National Sample Survey (NSS) (2016-17) by M/o Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), the employed persons in MSME Sector are about 11.10 crore.

Under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), the estimated employment generation has increased from 3.58 lakh to 5.87 lakh between the year 2014-15 to 2018-19.

The number and amount of Guarantees approved under the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE) has increased during 2018-19 as compared to 2017-18. The details are given below:

YearNo. of Credit Facilities Approved (in lakhs)Amount of Guarantees Approved( in Rs. crore)

As per the data received from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the outstanding credit to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector by all Scheduled Commercial Banks during the last three years has increased as indicated below:

Year endedAmount Outstanding (in Rs. Crore)
March 20171296398.82
March 2018*1324239.35
March 2019*1510650.52

*Outstanding Credit to the MSME sector by Private Sector Banks for the year ended March 2018 & March 2019 includes credit by Small Finance Banks also.

The Ministry of MSME focuses on high end skilling and technical support through the existing 18 Tool Rooms/Technology Centres.  The details of the training provided through these existing 18 Tool Rooms/Technology Centres are given below:

 YearNo. Trainees Trained (in lakh)

Government has adopted ‘Cluster Development Approach’ (CDP) as a key strategy for enhancing the productivity, competitiveness and capacity building of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs). The details of the progress under the MSE-CDP are given below:

YearProjects ApprovedProjects completedBudget Utilized(in Rs. Crore)

This information was given by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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