New Delhi, December 12: The Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has devised various schemes and programmes for manufacturing sectors in rural India including Karnataka to increase production and employment.
This was revealed by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Mediu, Enterprises K H Muniyappa in the Lok Sabha today.
These include Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI), Marketing Development Assistance (MDA) Scheme, Khadi Reform Development Programme (KRDP) and Scheme for Rejuvenation, Modernisation and Technological Upgradation of Coir Industry etc. to boost production and employment generation.
The Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), which is a flagship programme of the Ministry, has the prime objective of boosting employment generation in the MSE sector including rural areas, he said in a written reply.
In the last three years special attention has been given to manufacturing sectors like khadi industries, agro-based food processing industries, polymer and chemical based industries, hand-made paper and fibre industries, rural engineering and bio-tech industries, mineral based industries and forest based industries in rural areas including Karnataka.
Encouragement is also being given to some of the new areas like geo-textile, coir pith and coir composites etc. in the coir sector, said Muniyappa, who also hails from Karnataka.