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Government committed to promote MSME units: Brijesh Pathak, Deputy Chief Minister

Government committed to promote MSME units: Brijesh Pathak, Deputy Chief Minister

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak has said that the state government is committed to promote MSME units and for this it has also made changes in its policies.

Addressing the 'Uttar Pradesh MSME Conclave' organised by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) in Lucknow on the occasion of International MSME Day, Pathak said that MSME products are an integral part of our lives. MSMEs are the lifeline of not only the state but the country's economy and to promote them, the state government has made many changes in its policies.

He said that wherever industrialization had not yet taken place in the state, be it Purvanchal, Bundelkhand or Central Uttar Pradesh, we have also worked to take MSMEs forward in all those areas. The government has created a conducive environment for business in the state.

Congratulating ASSOCHAM for organizing the MSME Conclave, Shri Pathak said that our government stands committed with the MSMEs. If there are any suggestions from this conference, we will change the policies of our government and work together to take the state of Uttar Pradesh forward.

Stressing on the need for reforms in the agriculture sector, the Deputy Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized on natural farming and called for less use of pesticides in farming.

He said that excessive use of pesticides in agriculture has reduced the fertility of the soil and the production of pulses and oilseeds has declined.

Principal Secretary, Planning and Programme Implementation, Shri Alok Kumar made a presentation on boosting economic development of Uttar Pradesh through MSMEs.

Shri Kumar said that MSMEs are the backbone of Uttar Pradesh's economy. By strengthening the key elements that drive the level and quality of SGDP, we can develop core and enabling areas. He spoke of enabling sectors such as energy, health, infrastructure, urban development and education and skill development.

He said that we are trying to find out where there are opportunities for MSMEs in every sector. 

The session was also addressed by Rajkamal Yadav, Additional Commissioner, Industries Department, Sanjay Kumar Dora, Chief General Manager, NABARD, Anupam Mittal, Co-Chairman, Uttar Pradesh Development Council, Hasan Yaqoob, Co-Chairman, ASSOCHAM Uttar Pradesh Development Council and Samriddhi Bhattacharya, Country Director, Dell Small Business India.

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