MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra told Lok Sabha on Wednesday that the objective of the programme is to facilitate improved access to manufacturing technologies, availability of skilled manpower and provision of technical advisory services for MSMEs.

He said the Ministry is also implementing Technology and Quality Upgradation Programme, Design Clinic Scheme and Incubation Scheme and National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme for Technology Upgradation of MSMEs.

Mishra said his Ministry has established 18 technology Centres (Tool Rooms and Technology Development Centres) spread across the country to provide technological support and skilled manpower in the related sectors to MSMEs.
The Minister said the government is also implementing Micro and Small Enterprises Cluster Development Programme for promotion and development of infrastructure along with Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme for upgradation of technology in 51 sub-sectors.


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