GUWAHATI, June 27 - A high level delegation of the Federation of Industry and Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER), headed by its chairman RS Joshi had a meeting with Dr KK Jalan, Secretary, MSME, and Prabhat Kumar, former Cabinet Secretary and former Governor (Jharkhand) and Chairman, National Policy on MSME Committee, Government of India, during their visit to Guwahati on Sunday.
The delegation, while appreciating the steps taken by the ministry for the development of MSMEs, not only in the North East, but in the entire country, apprised it of the issues related to the MSMEs prevalent in the North East.
The challenges faced by the MSME sector in the region, difficulties in getting financial assistance from financial institutes towards the MSME sector, government procurement policy of the MSME sector, etc., were among the issues raised by the delegation.
It requested the officials to take steps to address them for the overall development of the region.
The delegation also submitted a memorandum during the meeting. The Secretary, MSME and Chairman, National Policy on MSME Committee, gave a patient hearing to the delegation and appreciated the inputs and suggestions submitted by it, and assured it that the ministry would try to address the issues based on the inputs submitted by FINER.
FINER also requested that a separate policy exclusively for the MSMEs of the North East be launched for development of the region.