Jul 02, 2018

Seminars on Government Schemes to Strengthen MSME Segment Conducted by GJEPC in Delhi and Surat

Interactive seminars were organised by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) last week in Delhi and Surat to inform the trade about the various schemes initiated and implemented by the government to strengthen the MSME segment across the country.

In Delhi, Dr P.G.S Rao, Director - Ministry of MSME and Chief Guest, made a detailed presentation on the subject, while at Surat, the presentation was made by Mr. Kamal Singh, Director - MSME DI, Ahmedabad.

Dr Rao gave detailed insights into schemes such as registration of a manufacturing unit (under Udyog Aadhar Scheme), raising finance to run the unit (under Mudra Yojana Scheme), procurement of raw material (under raw material assistance scheme), skill development scheme, MDA/MAI schemes and CFC scheme, etc. He stressed that the MSME segment is the backbone of Indian economy.

Prior to that, a detailed presentation on Indian Gems and Jewellery Industry, GJEPC, it's activities, IGI-GTL, IIGJs was given by Shri K.K. Duggal, Director-National Policy. Thereafter, Ms Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director- GIA of India and Middle East, made a presentation on GIA activities, formation of a natural diamond on Earth, properties of natural and synthetic diamonds, detection of synthetic diamonds, etc.

Subsequently, Shri Prem Nath, Vice President, SMC Comtrade Ltd, also addressed the seminar in Delhi. He highlighted issues related to price risk management of gold for jewellery exports. Shri Ashok Seth, Regional Chairman - North thanked the speakers and stressed the need to organise such seminars at regular intervals.

At Surat, Shri. Pravin Parmar, Assistant Director, MSME-DI, Ahmedabad also spoke on the various schemes available through MSME DI such as Lean Manufacturing scheme, CLCSS, CGTSME, International co-operation etc. He provided information on schemes for setting up of infrastructure such as CFC, training institutes, R&D centres, etc for G&J industry.

Gujarat Regional Chairman Dineshbhai Navadiya encouraged members to adopt business best practices and reap the benefits.

While about 75 MSME exporters participated in the Delhi seminar, at Surat nearly 150 members from the MSME segment attended.