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MSME Ministry to come out with an app for barbers

 HYDERABAD: The MSME Ministry is in the process of bringing out an app for small-time barbers for managing their customers' data besides maintaining accounts, said a top official of the ministry here on Tuesday. 

"The ministry is developing the app. We have already started the work. Barbers can send messages to their customers about their schedules for haircut. We are taking inputs from various people. It is not for major saloons. It is for smaller saloons," K K Jalan, Secretary of MSME Ministry, said on the sidelines of a programme. 

He said the Ministry is also taking inputs from renowned hairstylist Jawed Habib, though the App is basically meant for small time barbers. 

Jalan and Habib participated in a workshop on beauty and wellness supported by the latter at the National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise. 

Replying to a query, Jalan said there is no impact of note ban on MSME sector

"There are no studies (on the impact of note ban on MSME sector). Some papers are writing A and some papers are writing B. The Finance Minister has already said there is growth in some sectors. It shows that there is no impact of demonetisation," he said. According to him, it is the first time that there were some clear-cut allocations to MSME sector in the budget.