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Press Release : Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi address at annual day programme of Chamber of Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises at FICCI Auditorium in New Delhi

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Salient points of speech of Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on occasion of annual day of Chamber of Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and “MSME Banking Excellence Awards-2015” in New Delhi

New Delhi, 18 Jan, 2016: Union Minister of State for Parliamentary and Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that the “destructive and obstructive approach of the Congress towards progress of the country’s poor, weaker sections and youths is the biggest intolerance.”

Addressing annual day of Chamber of Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and “MSME Banking Excellence Awards-2015”, Shri Naqvi said that the Congress thinks that “anti-development politics” is their “birthright” and the party has been setting an example of intolerance against the nation’s prosperity by blocking Bills related to progress of the poor, weaker sections and youths through their “negative politics and feudal mindset”.

Shri Naqvi said that on one hand, the nation is moving towards a “revolution of start up”, on the other hand, the parties such as the Congress have been working with mentality of creating hurdle in the development process. Such political parties have become hurdle in development of the nation and the poor by stalling crucial reform bills. If such political parties do not shun their “negative approach”, then the country will punish them for their sin.

Shri Naqvi said that the Modi Government is of the view that nation’s development and welfare of villages, the poor and weaker sections should be above politics. Congress and its allies should realize that GST and other such Bills are not of a government or a political party but these Bills will make easy the country’s journey on the development path.

Shri Naqvi said that initiatives such as “Make in India”, “Skill India”, “Stand up India”, “Start up India”, “Pradhanmantri Mudra Yojana” will proved to be a revolution of making the youths self-reliant and create employment for them. These programmes will also make micro, small and medium enterprises economically empowered and self-reliant.

The “Start up India” initiative will help in removing the conventional “License Raj” by giving them freedom from the Government. It will also encourage entrepreneurship. The Government will play a role of ‘facilitator’. “Start ups” will proved to be an optional engine of growth in the global economic challenges. “Start up India” will convert the youths of the country from job seekers to job creators. India will become a part of “entrepreneurship wave” in the world.

Shri Naqvi said that the Modi Government is a “Government of economic reforms”. The Indian economy has come back on track due to honest, transparent steps, filled with good governance and based on welfare of the poor people, of the BJP-led Government. Our focus is on development of basic infrastructure. The NDA Government has spend Rs 1,28,168 crore in 2015-16 on development of roads, railways, power infrastructure which is 29.3 per cent more than the last year.

Shri Naqvi said that the Modi Government is committed to make micro, small and medium enterprises financially strengthened having credibility at the world level. India can become the biggest country to provide trained workforce to the entire world by providing skill training to our youths. Micro, small and medium enterprises can play a vital role to achieve this goal.

Shri Naqvi said that under “Pradhanmantri Mudra Yojana”, Rs 42,520.08 crore have been distributed to 66,00,241 small entrepreneurs which includes 32,86,094 new entrepreneurs; 23,50,542 women entrepreneurs and 22,01,944 SC/ST/OBC entrepreneurs. “Mudra Yojana” is about “funding the unfunded” and “Enterprise, Earning and Empowerment”.

Shri Naqvi said that there is a revolution of development and trust in the country and we are moving forward under simple and inclusive policies and programmes aimed at making the last person of the society, a part of this development revolution. Our aim is that “the laws become facility for people’s development and not a hurdle.”

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