31 May 2012

Employment for backward regions in SMEs


The Ministry of MSME strengthens and develops Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the country, which includes backward regions also, through implementation of various schemes/ programmes relating to credit, infrastructure development, technology upgradation, marketing, entrepreneurship & skill development etc.  The major schemes include Credit Guarantee Scheme, Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme, Cluster Development Programme, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme, Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme, Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Programme and Performance and Credit Rating Scheme.

           The MSME sector generated 594.61 lakh employment as per the Quick Results of Fourth Census of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector, with reference year 2006-07.State/UT-wise Break-up of Employment in MSME Sector (2006-2007)
    State Code
State Name
Total Employment No.
1
JAMMU & KASHMIR    
415771
2
HIMACHAL PRADESH   
310576
3
PUNJAB             
1729062
4
CHANDIGARH         
94474
5
UTTARAKHAND       
399737
6
HARYANA           
1367915
7
DELHI       
2821657
8
RAJASTHAN    
2422543
9
UTTAR PRADESH      
5791479
10
BIHAR       
1639977
11
SIKKIM     
25017
12
ARUNACHAL PRADESH  
41591
13
NAGALAND         
69984
14
MANIPUR           
116967
15
MIZORAM          
37639
16
TRIPURA       
165685
17
MEGHALAYA       
102485
18
ASSAM     
1234356
19
WEST BENGAL        
5831566
20
JHARKHAND          
712596
21
ODISHA
1931929
22
CHHATTISGARH     
732306
23
MADHYA PRADESH     
2609646
24
GUJARAT       
3060899
25
DAMAN & DIU       
76436
26
DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI
81187
27
MAHARASHTRA     
6465654
28
ANDHRA PRADESH     
5943242
29
KARNATAKA      
3710228
30
GOA          
141028
31
LAKSHADWEEP        
2328
32
KERALA     
3024124
33
TAMIL NADU         
6257596
34
PUDUCHERRY        
80987
35
ANDMAN & NICOBAR  ISLANDS   
12035
ALL INDIA
59460703
This information was given by the Union Cabinet Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Virbhadra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha

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