- Nitin Gadkari also informed about the schemes and initiatives in place to support MSMEs in defence production
- Some of these schemes are Make-I and Make-II projects, Defence Investor Cell and Innovations for Defence Excellence
According to a report by Knnindia, Nitin Gadkari, union minister of micro, small and medium Enterprises (MSME) has informed the Lok Sabha that there are 8,643 MSME vendors in India under domestic defence production. The report also said that the minister quoted a report by the Ministry of Defence, and informed the house about the numbers of MSMEs vendors under domestic defence production sector.
The report also said that the minister informed about the schemes and initiatives in place to support MSMEs in defence production like Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Micro and Small Enterprises-Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP), Scheme for Promotion of MSMEs in north eastern region and Sikkim, tool rooms and technology centres.
Support domestic defence production
Other than this, some other schemes in place are Mission Solar Charkha (MSC), Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI), Procurement and Marketing Support Scheme, Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme (ESDP), Credit Guarantee Scheme for Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) and Credit Linked Capital Subsidy and Technology Upgradation Scheme (CLCS-TUS).
Gadhari also added that the ministry of defence has taken various measures to support domestic defence production across the country. These include Make-I and Make-II projects, Defence Investor Cell and Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX).