17 Dec 2013

R&D Upgradation Activities in MSME sector

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) is implementing various schemes such as Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) and National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) with nine components (listed below) for supporting research and technology upgradation activities for MSME sector.

 Further, MSME Tool Rooms and MSME Technology Development Centres of the Ministry also provide technological support and services to MSMEs. 

(i) Marketing Support/Assistance to MSMEs (Bar Code) 

(ii) Support for Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development of SMEs through Incubators 

(iii) Enabling Manufacturing Sector to be competitive through Quality Management Standard & Quality Tech. Tools (QMS/QTT) 

(iv) Building Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for MSME 

(v) Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme for MSMEs 

(vi) Design Clinic Scheme for design expertise to MSMEs Manufacturing Sector (DESIGN) 

(vii) Marketing Assistance & Technology Up-gradation Scheme for MSMEs 

(viii) Technology and Quality Upgradation Support to MSMEs 

(ix) Promotion of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Indian Manufacturing Sector (ICT) 

These schemes are reviewed with a view to improve their efficacy from time to time and are re-oriented as and when required. 

Many schemes for upgradation of research and technology implemented by Ministry of MSME are already in PPP mode like Support for Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development of SMEs through Incubators; Enabling Manufacturing Sector to be competitive through Quality Management Standard & Quality Tech Tools (QMS/QTT); Building Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for MSME; Design Clinic Scheme for design expertise to MSMEs Manufacturing Sector (DESIGN); Technology and Quality upgradation Support to MSMEs etc. 

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. 

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