Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

branch of the Government of India
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (India)
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Agency overview
Jurisdiction IndiaRepublic of India
Headquarters Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Udyog Bhawan
Rafi Marg
New Delhi,110011
New Delhi
Annual budget 6,481.96 crore (US$960 million) (2017-18 est.) [1]
Ministers responsible

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises , a branch of the Government of India, is the apex body for the formulation and administration of rules, regulations and laws relating to micro, small and medium enterprises in India. The current Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises is Kalraj Mishra since 26 May 2014.



The President of India amended the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, under the notification dated 9 May 2007. Pursuant to this amendment, the Ministry of Agro and Rural Industries (India) and the Ministry of Small Scale Industries (India) were merged into a single ministry, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Promotion of MSMEsEdit

Global value chain linkages, be it nationally or internationally (export route) must be promoted as a policy for promotion of MSMEs through fiscal incentives, said Tamal Sarkar, Director, Foundation for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) Clusters (FMC). He said that export orientation brings in fresh ideas. In most such cases, the firms get integrated to Global Value Chains and enhance their competitiveness through learning, which otherwise would never be available. However, if the non-exporting units are divided into those who are producing for local market as against those who are producing for long term buyers with good market reputation, the gap will be narrower or may be even better for the firms linked to national champions (who must be globally competitive as the gates are all open), as this route also gives learning, enhances competitiveness and is relatively less costly to perform.[2]

Related organisationsEdit

Integrated Training Center, NilokheriEdit

Integrated Training Center, Nilokheri
ITC, Nilokheri
Merged into Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Established 1948
Founder Government of India
Type Governmental organisation
Legal status company
Services employment and training
Small Industries Development Organisation
Parent organisation
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Secessions Central Tool Room Extension Center, Nilokheri [3]
7 crore rupees (Approx) according to 2011-2012 RTI

Integrated Training Center, Nilokheri was an employment and training agency in Nilokheri in Karnal district in the state of Haryana owned and managed by the Government of India and responsible for upgrading technical skills of technicians.


It was built around the vocational training centre that was transferred from Kurukshetra, in July, 1948 to the 1100 acres of swampy land on the Delhi-Ambala highway as one of several enterprises intended to provide employment and training for displaced persons following the partition of India This training center was under Small Industries belonged to subhash mukherjee Development Organisation (SIDO) and used to provided training to extension officers (industries of State Governments as well as managers and technician entrepreneurs both in modern small scale and traditional village industries. During the Year 1986-87 the center trained 200 technician, 85 women under core women training programme and 57 SIDO officers.[4] 11``


ITC as a part of SIDO organisation it provides technical training to artisans and workers sponsored by the state government. It also organises training of Extension Officers engaged in various developmental organisation. It provides summer training programs for Degree/Diploma Engineers.

ITC as Central Tool Room Extension Center, NilokheriEdit

Due to some conflict between the Principal and Vice-Principal of Integrated Training Centre was relinquished. Later in the year 2014 the center was taken over by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises which led to its development as Extension center for Central Tool Room, Ludhiana i.e. Central Tool Room Extension Center, Nilokheri. Currently running various technical short term courses.

Center structure and functionsEdit

The center comes under the Government of India has a principal and a vice Principal.

Cabinet ministersEdit

Ministers of state (independent charge)Edit

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