Mumbai: The Governor of Maharashtra Ch Vidyasagar Rao expressed the need for creating an army of young entrepreneurs in Maharashtra to set up Micro, Small and Medium enterprises to achive higher levels of progress and prosperity.
Observing that the Micro, Small and Medium enterprises are the backbone of economic development in India, he asked the State Industry department to explore the possibility of organizing a trade fair of MSME produces and services in Mumbai to showcase the strength of Maharashtra in the MSME sector.
The Governor was addressing a Conference of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises organised by the Industries Department at Y B Chavan auditorium in Mumbai on Saturday (9 May). The theme of the Conference is ‘Transform MSMEs for Transforming Maharashtra’.
Referring to the challenges faced by MSME sector such as non availability of credit, high interest rates and requirement of multiple permissions, Vidyasagar Rao asked the State Government to aim for becoming number one State in the country in terms of the ease of doing business. He said it would be ideal to offer all necessary permissions for setting up MSMEs online.
Speaking on the occasion, Industry Minister Subhash Desai expressed the commitment of the State Government to bring prosperity to the State by supporting the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Secretary of the Ministry of MSME Madhav Lal, Principal Secretary of Maharashtra Apurva Chandra, CEO of MIDC Bhushan Gagrani and MSME entrepreneurs from all over the State were present.