An Overview Of GoI's National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) For MSMEs

An Overview Of GoI’s National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) For MSMEs

The manufacturing sector contributes 17% to the country’s overall GDP of which 45% of the manufacturing sector’s output is contributed by the SME sector alone. The SME sector forms an integral part of the Indian manufacturing sector and enjoyed a sheltered existence with a high tariff on imports, fiscal incentives and a monopoly on the manufacture of certain goods. However, the reform era beginning 1991 opened India to trade agreements with other countries that proved advantageous to organizations that held a monopoly in their respective trades. To help with this and augment the global competitiveness of the Indian micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), the Government of India in partnership with the MSME ministry launched a set of schemes under the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP). These schemes which began to be implemented in 2006 aim to give these enterprises a competitive edge to survive in a liberalised economy.

Q1 Performance Of Indian Service Industry

Q1 Performance Of The Indian Service Industry At A Glance

India has one of the most rapidly expanding service sectors in the world with the least portion of services employment, contributing to around 66% of the Indian GDP. According to data analysis, India has had a 9.2% growth in the service sector in the year 2015-16 but in the year 2014, it had the smallest share of services employment in the world. Following this, the Government made several amendments to develop India’s commercial services exports share in the global services market and this has facilitated multi-fold growth in the GDP.  If you look at the manufacturing industry too, about 34% of the manufacturing jobs are service oriented functions. The dollar’s value of final demand for manufacturers comes up to $1.48 in other services and production, thereby boosting the importance of services in the economy and in employment generation.

India’s distinctive competencies and competitive advantage formed by the knowledge-based services makes it a truly unique emerging market. Backed by several government initiatives, the services sector in India has the potential to unlock a multi-trillion dollar opportunity which can create a symbiotic growth for all nations. Here’s a look at how the Indian service industry performed in Q1, 2017.

Impact of GST on India

GST And Its Impact On SMEs And Various Sectors Of The Indian Economy

Amidst the entire economic crisis across the globe, India is demonstrating hope with determined growth targets, supported by a slew of important projects like “Make in India”, “Digital India”, etc. The biggest tax reform since Independence, the Goods and Service Tax (GST), is all set to transform the Indian tax system.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is expected to act as the much-needed catalyst for economic growth in India and is expected to alter the indirect taxes levied on goods and services within the economy and also eliminate the cascading effect of the tax system. GST has created high anticipation not only in India but also among all the neighboring and developed economies of the world. India will be playing a vital role in the global economy in the coming years because of GST implementation. Among all the rumours about the negative impact of this bill on the SME sector, would the pros outweigh all the cons?

Part I of our interview with Dr. Barman

Interview: In Conversation With The Man Behind The Indian Digital Payment Revolution, Dr. R. B. Barman (Part I)

With India shifting towards a cashless economy, digital payments are the need of the hour. The government has introduced several schemes and projects to further provide an impetus to the fast-growing digital payment sector of the country. To think that RTGS, NEFT, NECS, Mobile Payments, ATMs were introduced only in the 2000’s, India certainly has come a long way since then in mobile and digital payments! Recently, KredX had an opportunity to chat with the mastermind responsible for the introduction of these payment services in India, Dr. R. B. Barman, who is also an advisor to KredX.

What Is The Startup India Program and How To Register Your Company Under It?

What Is The Startup India Program & How To Register Your Company Under It?

India’s startup ecosystem has seen an exponential rise since the startup culture first took over the country. The country is reported to have been teeming with close to 19,000 technology-enabled startups in the year 2016. Clearly, this number is expected to multiply by manyfold in the coming years. However, most of them fail and shut shop due to operational and financial difficulties. To help address this problem, the Government of India under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi launched the Startup India program on 16 January 2016. The program was launched with a view to promote the growth of startups in India, encourage entrepreneurship and create more jobs, thereby, contributing to the development of the Indian economy.

Has the Credit Guarantee Scheme Really Helped The SME Industry?

Has The Credit Guarantee Scheme Really Helped The SME Industry?

The improving SME landscape in India is a testament to the efforts of the government through the years. In the past, applying for funding or availing loans for SME’s was no easy task. To help with this issue, the Government of India and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) set up the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Small and Micro Enterprises (CGTMSE) in August, 2000 under the Credit Guarantee Scheme (CGS). The CGTMSE was introduced with an intention to allay all issues surrounding loans and funding within the small, micro and medium enterprises segment. The scheme sent out directives to banks wherein they were required to sanction loans of up to Rs.1 Crore without collaterals or third party guarantee to SME’s. While the introduction of the scheme brought about some much needed changes within the sector, there were still a number of shortfalls.

4 Ways To Not Be The Next 'Big Time' Economic Offender

4 Ways To Not Be The Next ‘Big Time’ Economic Offender

It’s common knowledge that businesses face cash crunches and issues with capital from time to time. With money issues comes a myriad of other issues that may lead to defaulting of loans and economic offences. Such issues can come knocking on your door anytime, whether you are a seasoned businessman or a first time entrepreneur. And nobody wants to find themselves tagged as a “big time” economic offender. So what can you do to ensure that you don’t find yourself in such a situation?