SURAT: Madhav Lal, secretary in ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), government of India has said the manufacturers in the diamond city in particular and Gujarat in general are lagging behind when it comes to taking benefits under the various government schemes to increase production and export.
Madhav Lal, who was in the city to attend the installation of Kamlesh Yagnik as the new president of Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) visited the textile processing, weaving and embroidery units in the city to understand the country's biggest Man-Made Fibre (MMF) industry on Wednesday.
Sources said that the MSME secretary met the textile entrepreneurs including the textile processors, weavers and embroidery unit owners and discussed about the various government schemes that could increase the manufacturing capacities.
Kamlesh Yagnik, president, SGCCI said, "As per the statistical information from the MSME ministry, Tamil Nadu is the only state in the country where the textile and other entrepreneurs are taking maximum benefit of the government schemes. The entrepreneurs in Surat and across Gujarat are lagging far behind in taking the benefits."