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Budget 2019: MSMEs should be treated as a priority sector, says CODISSIA

Coimbatore: Small industrialists in the district have urged the Centre to treat the micro, small and medium industry enterprises (MSMEs) as a priority sector and make special provisions for them in the upcoming budget, as they were one of the major employment providers.

 In their pre-budget memorandum sent to prime minister Narendra Modi ,Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman nd MSME minister Nitin Gadkari and other minsters, representatives of COimbatoireDistrict Small Industries Association (Codissia) said presently MSMEs were providing around 12 crore jobs and a priority status would help the sector double the employment opportunities in two years.