The Indian economy has emerged as a beacon of hope in the current scenario characterized by a sluggish global economic performance. Owing to improved monetary and fiscal policies, the Indian economy has registered the highest growth amongst the G20 countries. With recent reforms by the Indian Government, especially in enhancing ease of doing business, opening the economy to foreign investors international trade and increasing transparency in the financial system, India is well poised to become a key player in the global economy.
MSMEs are the very fuel that drive the growth of the Indian economy. Their small size, low capital requirement, use of indigenous technology local resources and suitability for rural areas, makes it a strong case for the promotion of MSMEs. The need of the hour is to heed the crucial hurdles that are thwarting the growth of these enterprises and prepare them, through timely policy interventions and structural changes, towards enhancing their share in the global market.
This issue of the Policy Watch focuses especially on MSMEs, recent policy developments pertaining to the sector, opportunities and growth prospects for SMEs and significant policy recommendations in various areas that will assist in putting Indian MSMEs on a high growth trajectory.