Kolkata: To boost the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) which have been doing well in the state, the Bengal government is trying to aggressively promote a two-day 'Synergy State MSME Conclave' on August 20-21, 2018.
Alapan Bandopadhyay, Additional Chief Secretary, MSME and Textiles Department, held a roadshow at Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry to influence MSMEs to participate in the conclave apart from conducting district-level meetings. Bengal has the highest number of MSMEs in the country with 52,69,814 units, accounting for 11.62 per cent of the overall number.
In 2017, the state recorded the biggest bank credit flow to the MSME sector in the last five years at $15 billion.
The conclave, scheduled to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, is expected to be attended by over 5,000 MSMEs besides experts from various fields. The conclave will focus on lean manufacturing, rural entrepreneurship, and sensitise alternate bank financing routes like initial public offering.