Morung Express News
Dimapur | August 10
As of August 10, a total of 14,978 Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) from Nagaland were registered on the Udyam portal, introduced by the Union MSME Ministry on July 1, 2020, as an online mechanism for registering such enterprises. Out of these, over 38% of the Udyams (enterprises), were owned by women.
Information on the portal further informed that out of the total 14,978 MSMEs, 14789 were designated as micro enterprises, while 177 were small.
Only 11 enterprises located in Dimapur and 1 in Niuland were designated as ‘Medium,’ or units with “Rs 50 Crore of investment and Rs 250 Crore of turnover.”
The Micro enterprises are those units with “Rs 1 Crore of investment and Rs 5 Crore of turnover” while the ‘Small’ units are those with “Rs 10 Crore of investment and Rs 50 Crore of turnover.”
Registrations were highest from Dimapur District at 5336 MSMEs – 5204 (Micro), 121 (Small) and 11 (Medium). Kohima was second highest MSMEs at 2281, followed by Zunheboto (1045) and Mokokchung (980).
Meanwhile, the data shared by the Union Minister of State (MoS) in the MSME Ministry Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, informed that out of the total 14,978 Udyams, 5758 or 38.44% were owned by women in Nagaland.
The total included 194 in the initial year 2020-21, which surged to 1109 in 2021-22, and nearly tripled to 3047 in 2022-23.
During the current 2023-24 financial year (FY) till August 8, registration stood at 1408.
Across India, a total of 35, 39,984 women owned MSMEs were registered so far.
During the period from FY 2020-21 to FY2023- 24 (till May 4), only 3 women owned MSMEs closed down in Nagaland against 3837 across India, the MoS data informed.
Meanwhile, MoS Verma informed that to encourage entrepreneurship among women, the MSME Ministry has implemented ‘Skill Upgradation & Mahila Coir Yojana’ under Coir Vikas Yojana, an exclusive two-month training programme aimed at skill development of women artisans engaged in the Coir industry.
All the candidates undergoing the training are given a monthly stipend, he said.
Further, the Ministry also implements Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), a credit-linked subsidy programme aimed at generating self-employment opportunities through establishment of micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector by helping traditional artisans and rural/urban unemployed youth.
For beneficiaries belonging to special categories such as Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/OBC /minorities/women, ex-serviceman, physically handicapped, NER, Hill and Border areas, etc., higher subsidy is given, he added.
The trained artisans under “Skill Upgradation & Mahila Coir Yojana” are also encouraged to avail assistance through PMEGP scheme to set up coir units, MoS said.
To mitigate the effect of COVID on MSMEs, (including women owned MSMEs), Government has taken a number of initiatives under AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan including Rs 5.00 Lakh crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) for businesses, including MSMEs; Rs 50,000 crore equity infusion through Self Reliant India (SRI) Fund; Revised criteria for classification of MSMEs; No global tenders for procurement upto Rs 200 Cr etc.
An online portal “Champions” was also launched on in June 2020 to cover many aspects of egovernance including redressing grievances and handholding of MSMEs; Inclusion of Retail and Wholesale traders in MSMEs; Non- tax benefits extended; Launch of Udyam Assist Platform etc.
Through an amendment to the Public Procurement Policy, the Government has mandated that all Central Ministries/ Departments and Public Sector Undertakings should procure at least 3% of their annual procurement from women owned micro and small enterprises, the MoS added.