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MSME Ministry received 4.40 lakh applications from entrepreneurs for setting up new businesses: H.P. Chaudhary

The Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) has received 4.40 lakh applications from budding entrepreneurs seeking assistance from the Government for setting up business, Minister of State for MSME, Mr H.P. Chaudhary informed at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Business like budget; high on reforms, rural demand & infra: ASSOCHAM

Apex industry body ASSOCHAM today congratulated Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley for giving a truly workman and business-like Budget, with a great focus on rural economy, small and medium enterprises, small income tax payers and importantly bringing reforms in political funding.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Survey right in emphasizing remonetisation; ending tax harassment: ASSOCHAM

As the first official assessment of the impact of the demonetization, the Economic Survey has rightly highlighted that the agriculture and informal sectors of the economy were impacted more by the note ban and thus, it would be only in the fitness of things if remonetisation is done expeditiously, said ASSOCHAM President Mr Sunil Kanoria.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

ASSOCHAM submits suggestions to political parties for inclusion in election manifesto

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) today submitted its suggestions to various political parties in Goa for inclusion in their respective election manifesto.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

FM faced with excessive hopes on ‘Solve-All’ Budget: ASSOCHAM

Meeting excessive expectations riding on the forthcoming Union Budget, being seen as a ‘Solve-All’ big mover in the aftermath of demonetization, could be a challenging task for the Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley who has to reckon in the fall out of the Goods and Services Tax, stress in the small industry and trade as also the rural landscape, an ASSOCHAM pre-Budget assessment pointed out.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Reduce customs duty on chilled & frozen sea food and poultry to 10% & 20% respectively: ASSOCHAM plea

Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has urged the Union Government to reduce customs duty on chilled and frozen sea food from present level of 30 per cent to 10 per cent to bring down food inflation and satiate high demand for sea food in India.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

GST on healthcare will make medicare unaffordable: ASSOCHAM-TechSci study

The healthcare sector catering to the unmet health needs of the society should be kept out of the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) or else medical care would become expensive and unaffordable for the common persons, said an ASSOCHAM-TechSci Research paper.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Link BPO promotion scheme with direct tax benefit: ASSOCHAM plea to Govt.

Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has suggested the Union Government to link the India business process outsourcing promotion scheme (IBPS) with direct tax benefit.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

ASSOCHAM submits agenda for election manifesto to all political parties

The much improved infrastructure development in Uttrakhand if gainfully tapped shall generate additional 5 lakh jobs in next five years in food processing, tourism, herbal medicines, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector, noted an ASSOCHAM agenda for inclusion in the election manifestos of political parties for the upcoming assembly polls. The Agenda has been submitted to all the Political Parties.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Note ban has negative impact on SMEs; large firms can benefit in long run: ASSOCHAM Bizcon

Demonetisation of high value currency notes would leave quite a negative impact on small and medium enterprises, rural consumption and job creation in the immediate run while the large and well organised sectors of the corporate India stand to benefit in the long term horizon, the latest ASSOCHAM Bizcon Survey pointed out.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

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