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SME sector of India is considered as the backbone of economy contributing to 45% of the industrial output, 40% of India’s exports, employing 60 million people, create 1.3 million jobs every year and produce more than 8000 quality products for the Indian and international markets. With approximately 30 million SMEs in India, 12 million people expected to join the workforce in next 3 years and the sector growing at a rate of 8% per year, Government of India is taking different measures so as to increase their competitiveness in the international market.

There are several factors that have contributed towards the growth of Indian SMEs. Few of these include; funding of SMEs by local and foreign investors, the new technology that is used in the market is assisting SMEs add considerable value to their business, various trade directories and trade portals help facilitate trade between buyer and supplier and thus reducing the barrier to trade

With this huge potential, backed up by strong government support; Indian SMEs continue to post their growth stories. Despite of this strong growth, there is huge potential amongst Indian SMEs that still remains untapped. Once this untapped potential becomes the source for growth of these units, there would be no stopping to India posting a GDP higher than that of US and China and becoming the world’s economic powerhouse.

Manufacturing Enterprises – Investment in Plant & Machinery
Micro Enterprisesupto Rs. 25Lakhsupto $ 62,500
Small Enterprisesabove Rs. 25 Lakhs & upto Rs. 5 Croresabove $ 62,500 & upto $ 1.25 million
Medium Enterprisesabove Rs. 5 Crores & upto Rs. 10 Croresabove $ 1.25 million & upto $ 2.5 million
Service Enterprises – Investment in Equipments
Micro Enterprisesupto Rs. 10Lakhsupto $ 25,000
Small Enterprisesabove Rs. 10 Lakhs & upto Rs. 2 Croresabove $ 25,000 & upto $ 0.5 million
Medium Enterprisesabove Rs. 2 Crores & upto Rs. 5 Croresabove $ 0.5 million & upto $ 1.5 million

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