Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Package, Madhya Pradesh has to achieve No. 1 position in Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs sector too.
The pace of this work is slow in Madhya Pradesh at present. Under the Atmanirbhar Package, an amount of Rs 21 thousand crore has already been given to the neighbouring State Uttar Pradesh for MSME sector, whereas Madhya Pradesh has only received about Rs 2,000 crore till now. The pace of the work should be accelerated by regular monitoring with the banks by the departments concerned, he added.
The Chief Minister was reviewing the works being carried out in the State in the MSME sector under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Package 01 and 02, through video conferencing from Chirayu Hospital today.
The Minister for MSME Omprakash Saklecha, Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Manoj Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Manoj Govil and Principal Secretary Deepali Rastogi were present at the video conferencing.
Chouhan directed that the progress of works being done by other states in MSME sector under the Atmanirbhar Package should be reviewed to undertsand why the pace is slow in our state.
Chouhan said that it has come to the notice that unnecessary stamp duty has been charged in many cases. In this regard, the department should ensure that no unnecessary stamp duty should be charged from beneficiaries.
The Chief Minister has said that a letter should be sent immediately to the Union Finance Minister in case of any difficulty being faced in implementation of plan or if things are not clear.
He has said that a provision has been made under the package, announced by the Centre that now there is no need for MSME for global tender for loan upto Rs 200 crore. He directed the department concerned that formalities should be completed within the next one week in this regard.
Chouhan further mentioned that a provision has been under the package for payment against the loan sanctioned by the banks within 45 days to MSMEs. The Principal Secretary informed that some cases are pending with the banks for more than 45 days period. On this, Shri Chouhan instructed that it should be ensured that payment against loan should be made within 45 days.