MSME sector crucial for India’s economic progress, govt taking steps to add new energy into it: PM

PM Modi applauds the World Bank’s approval of a Rs 6,062 crore funding programme for the MSME sector in a tweet

   
PM Modi says MSME sector crucial for India's economic progress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the Cabinet decision to approve a World Bank-assisted Rs 6,062 crore funding programme for the small and medium businesses, saying the government is taking many steps to add new energy into the MSME sector and support local enterprise.

“The MSME sector is crucial for India’s economic progress. Our government is taking many steps to add new energy to the sector and support local enterprises. Today’s Cabinet decision is a step in this direction,” he tweeted.

The Union Cabinet approved a World Bank-assisted Rs 6,062 crore funding programme for the small and medium businesses to help improve their access to market and credit.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Modi, approved the Rs 6,062.45 crore or $808 million ‘Raising and Accelerating MSM Performance’ (RAMP) for the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), an official release said.

RAMP will commence in FY23, it said.

Of the total outlay under the programme, Rs 3,750 crore ($500 million) will come from World Bank loan, and the remaining Rs 2,312.45 crore will be funded by the central government.

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