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Rajasthan traders urge MSME Minister to set up nodal office for Single Window Clearance

Jaipur, Sept 6  In a meeting with the Union MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra today, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises of the state has sought for a nodal officer should be appointed under single window policy to simplify the procedure for registration.

Today, the meeting 'Prospects, Future and Opportunities for MSMEs in Rajasthan' was organised by the Federation of Rajasthan Trade and Industry (FORTI) in which the Minister was told about the problems of the sector.

While addressing the traders during the meet, Mishra said that government would soon introduce a new policy for MSME sector for which his ministry is working and holding discussions with MSME related associations.

FORTI Secretary General Vijay Goyal told KNN that, “For setting up MSME we have to go through at least 10 different departments for registration which is very inconvenient and takes a lot of time.”

“A nodal officer should be appointed under single window policy to simplify the procedure,” Goyal added.

He also said that the NOC from pollution control authorities should not be mandatory for all units except 'Red Category' industries. 

Further, Goyal said that, “For drilling a bore well for sufficient water supply to the industries, we have to take permission from the Centre. The state should be allowed to give permission for this.”

The main industries of the state are mineral based, agriculture based, and textiles. Rajasthan is the second largest producer of polyester fibre in India.  The state has variety of traditional as well as non-traditional items that are exported. These include precious and semi-precious stones, jewellery, readymade garments, carpets, handicrafts, leather goods, chemicals, minerals, marbles, granite, engineering products etc. 

In 2011-12, the total export from the state was of Rs 32,749 crore, an increase of 33 per cent from the previous year. 

Source : http://www.knnindia.co.in