Nearly 1.9 lakh MSMEs are non-traceable: Govt
The government on Monday said that as per the 4th All India Census conducted in 2006-07, out of total 22,48,011 MSMEs in the country, 1,87,682 MSMEs are non-traceable. Out of the total, 15,63,974 are working and 4,96,355 are closed, Lok Sabha was informed.
Uttar Pradesh had the most non-traceable MSMEs with 35,231 out of the total 3,03,589 MSMEs in state, followed by Maharashtra with 34,383 non-traceable MSMEs out of total 1,62,825 MSMEs in the state. Gujarat has the third highest non-traceable MSMEs with 22,745 out of total 2,87,520 MSMEs.
While answering a question by Lok Sabha, Haribhai Partibhai Chaudhary, Minister of State in the Ministry of MSME, said that the no survey was conducted by the government in regards of employment generated for rural and tribal people including women during the said period.
Further, replying to other questions, Chaudhary said that as per the 4th All India Census of MSME, the number of functional and non-functional registered MSMEs in the country are 15,63,974 and 4,96,355 respectively.
Moreover, the share of MSMEs products in the exports in 2015-16 were highest at 49.86% as compared to 44.76% in 2014-2015. In 2013-14, the share of MSMEs products were 42.42%, Chaudhary said.
The reply was based on the information compiled by Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Lastly, informing the parliament about the norms to register various units under MSMEs in the country, Chaudhary said that as per the criteria laid down in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006, MSMEs are classified in two classes-- manufacturing and services enterprises and they are defined on the basis of investment limit in plant and machinery / equipment.
Under manufacturing sector enterprises, the investment limits in plant and machinery by micro enterprises it is Rs 25 lakh, for small enterprises it is Rs 5 crore of investment and for medium enterprises the investment limit is Rs 10 crore.