National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme to enhance global competitiveness of MSMEs

Monday, April 10, 2017

New Delhi: The main objective of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) is to enhance the global competitiveness of manufacturing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) by intervening through following components

1. Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme,

2. Design Clinic Scheme,

3. Technology & Quality Up-gradation support for MSMEs (TEQUP),

4. Promotion of ICT in manufacturing Sector,

5. Building Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR),

6. Entrepreneurial & Management Development of SMEs through incubators,

7. Enabling Manufacturing Sector to be Competitive through Quality Management Standards (QMS) and Quality Technology Tools QTT (This component has been subsumed under ZED certification scheme).
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The achievements under the programme are visible from the improvement in the demand offtake from the MSMEs which is showing an increasing trend. This is reflective of the realization of the benefits by MSMEs under the scheme after implementation of various NMCP components. The figures during the last three year are Rs. 31.90 Crores in 2014-15, Rs.36.37 Crores in 2015-16 and Rs.47.13 Crores up to December 2016.
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The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) implements various schemes and programmes for promotion of MSME in all the States of India, viz., Credit Guarantee Scheme, Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP), Cluster Development Programme, Marketing Development Assistance, International Cooperation Scheme and Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme, etc. In the year 2016-17 there was a budget allocation of Rs.3000 Cores for the above mentioned programs out of which Rs.2015 Crores were spent by December 2016.

As per the data compiled by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from the Scheduled Commercial Banks, the position regarding number of sick Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country at the end of March, 2016 is 4,86,291.
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The Government has organised 78 nos. of Awareness campaign on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) during the year 2016-17 under IPR scheme
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The Ministry of MSME has implemented “Enabling Manufacturing Sector to be Competitive through Quality Management Standards (QMS) and Quality Technology Tools (QTT)” to improve the Quality of the products in the MSME sector and inculcate the quality consciousness in enterprises in this sector. The QMS/QTT scheme has since been subsumed / merged with Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) Certification Scheme w.e.f. 18th October, 2016. Under the scheme 27,755 MSEs were assisted with an expenditure of Rs. 10.35 crore till date.
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This information was given by the Minister of State for MSME Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in Lok Sabha on 10.04.2017.