(a) the number of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country including West Bengal, State/UT-wise;

(b) the schemes/programmes in operation for development of MSMEs;

(c) the details of funds released to various States/UTs including West Bengal under these schemes/programmes during each of the last three years and the current year, State/UT-wise;

(d) the status of Schemes of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) in the country including West Bengal; and

(e) the allocation made to various States/UTs under SFURTI during the said period?

Answer given by the minister


(a): Information on the number of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) functioning in the country is collected by conducting All India Census of the sector periodically. The latest Census (Fourth Census) was conducted (with base reference year 2006-07), wherein the data was collected till 2009 and results published in 2011-12. The number of MSMEs in the country, State/UT-wise, including West Bengal, as per Fourth Census and Economic Census 2005, conducted by Central Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, for activities excluded from Fourth Census, namely wholesale/retail trade, legal, educational & social services, hotel & restaurants, transports and storage & warehousing (except cold storage) is given in Annexure-I.

(b): The schemes/programmes for development of MSMEs relate to credit, technology upgradation and skill development, amongst others. Some of the major schemes/programmes being implemented are:

(i) Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)

(ii) Credit Guarantee Scheme

(iii) Performance and Credit Rating Scheme

(iv) Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme

(v) National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme

(vi) Skill Development Programme to provide skilled manpower for MSMEs

(vii) Providing Infrastructure and Common Facility Centres to MSME clusters

(viii) Providing raw material and marketing support through National Small Industries Corporation

(ix) Marketing Development Assistance Support to MSMEs

(c): State-wise allocation are not made as these schemes are Central Schemes and driven by the demand from the industrial units/clusters. However, funds released to States/UTs under the scheme PMEGP during last three years and current year, State/UT-wise is given in Annexure-II.

(d)&(e): Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and Coir Board have been implementing a cluster-based scheme named Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) since 2005-06, under which 29 khadi, 47 village industries and 25 coir clusters have been taken up for development by providing them with improved equipments, common facility centres, business development services, training, capacity building, design & marketing support etc.. One coir, two khadi and three village industries clusters have been developed in West Bengal. The State-wise funds provided under SFURTI during the last three years and the current year are given in Annexure-III.