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Market Development & Exports Promotion Cell

  • Enhancing export potential of MSMEs for entering new markets & increased global value chain participation
  • Promote new product opportunities and business models for relevant & targeted MSMEs/entrepreneurs
  • Facilitating use of digital mediums, e-commerce for improved marketing and branding
  • Providing support on market intelligence, market research, pricing intelligence & profitability analysis, documentation, certifications, etc.
  • Formulation & implementation of Exports/Market development policies & schemes

Cluster Development Cell

  • Identification and development of new clusters, setting-up CFCs for holistic development of MSMEs
  • Enable MSMEs for scaling up their technology levels and fostering business innovation
  • Strengthen common industrial infrastructure in the State, including Quality Marking Centres (QMCs) and assisting MSMEs in product & process improvements
  • Facilitating Government-Industry-Academia linkages and providing advisory to MSMEs on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), Trademarks registration, Copyrights, Patents, etc.
  • Initiate R3D (Research, Development, Demonstration & Dissemination) & technology transfer projects in collaboration with bilateral & multilateral agencies

Entrepreneurship Accelerator Cell

  • Providing end-to-end handholding & advisory services to budding new and existing entrepreneurs
  • Enabling backward and forward linkages across MSME sub-sectors for strengthening value chain
  • Engaging with OEMs & anchor units for requirement mapping & establishing tier-1 & tier-2 MSME suppliers network
  • Conducting sector-specific vendor development programs and B2B/B2G meets to promote ancillarisation
  • Creating & maintaining repository of new business opportunities at district level & Business Development Service (BDS) providers across various functional areas of an enterprise

Financial Services & Credit Facilitation Cell

  • Mentoring & advisory services on financial record management, accounting, book-keeping, corporate governance, taxation, various statutory obligations & adherence, risk identification and mitigation, etc.
  • Facilitating access to alternate financing instruments, such as Fintech driven lending solutions (Crowd Funding & Peer to Peer lending), listing on SME exchange, etc.
  • Assisting units in meeting credit requirements across business life cycle by facilitating linkages with banks/NBFCs/MFIs, by way of scheme incentives and credit facilitation, etc.
  • Providing advisory support on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBCs), and revival of sick units and designing institutional and policy measures to prevent industrial sickness
  • Credit-related grievance redressal of MSMEs by taking up their interests in SLBC and other relevant platforms

Regulatory Facilitation & Grievances Resolution Cell

  • Facilitating inclusion of unregistered and unregulated enterprises into the mainstream; overseeing registrations on GoI’s UAM and GoH’s HUM
  • Preparing and updating a ready reckoner of regulatory approvals required for setting up an MSME
  • Undertaking regulatory reforms for facilitating Ease of Doing Business for state MSMEs
  • Providing support towards facilitating procurement from state MSMEs
  • Assisting in resolving MSME grievances, including obtaining delayed payments through MSME Facilitation Councils under MSME Development Act 2006

Wholesaler & Retail Trade

  • Policy advocacy to provide institutional support to Retail & Wholesale Traders
  • Preparing and updating a database of all traders and related BMOs of the state
  • Engaging with traders’ BMOs for their grievance redressal
  • Enabling timely and smooth issuance and renewal of business licenses
  • Providing handholding & facilitation support to traders in organized and unorganized sector to integrate them with state MSME ecosystem

Micro & Village Enterprises Development Cell

  • Strengthening the micro enterprise ecosystem, identification of entrepreneurship opportunities at block level
  • Supporting heritage industries like pottery, handicrafts etc. to improve their technology and product quality by undertaking cluster level interventions
  • Coordinating with Ministry of MSME and leading NGOs to initiate programs under the SFURTI scheme for regeneration of village industries
  • Supporting execution of all micro & village industries’ related developmental schemes including grant of National/State Awards to artisans,
  • Promotion of rural entrepreneurship by providing institutional and handholding support

Sectoral Cell

  • Engaging with sector experts & providing policy advocacy to govt. on sector specific programs & schemes, MSME entrepreneurship development program
  • Providing advisory to government on amplifying focus on traditional industries, such as plywood, scientific instruments, etc.
  • Planning and development of MSME thrust sectors & identified sunrise sectors focussed initiatives and programs
  • Publishing white papers on sub-sectoral trends, performance & analysis, developments, etc.
  • Planning and developing strategies for development of new sector-focussed large-scale parks, industrial hubs, etc, and/ revival of the existing parks & hubs

Intelligence & Knowledge Hub

  • Collection of MSME related data and its analysis (such as GSVA contribution), conducting MSME industrial surveys
  • Developing an MSME Competitiveness Index, by defining and gathering inputs on key parameters at various levels
  • Developing a monitoring mechanism to evaluate impact of various schemes and programs of the government through data synthesis
  • Preparation of annual plan and budget for the Directorate
  • Publishing MSME-focussed thought leadership, knowledge material, annual reports in coordination with MEANS Council
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