Green Recovery and MSMEs in India

Alternative Perspectives

Financing the Green Transition – Strengthening of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in a Post Pandemic World

Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are at the heart of the Indian economy, with a significant contribution to national GDP and employment. The SDG framework brought the fundamental role of MSMEs in local and national development to center stage. The government too has focused on the business stability and financial sustainability of MSMEs as a priority in the national development plans including giving the sector a special focus in the post-pandemic economic revival strategy in 2020. Read More

Grassroot Initiatives

Solar Mini-grids are Fuelling Women-led Enterprises- Jharkhand

Jharkhand’s Gumla district is among the most backward districts of the state as per government classification. About 69% of the district’s population belongs to an Adivasi community. There are several villages in the district where pucca (metalled) roads are yet to reach. While the villages are connected to the central electricity grid, they routinely suffer from an erratic supply. The entry of solar power in the district turned things around as villages now could get a continuous power supply option to run enterprises. Read More

Data and Trends

IN THE NEWS

Why SMEs need urgent help for transition to the green economy

Sustainability for MSMEs: When a global fashion brand creates the net-zero targets it sets standards for water, energy use, transportation, and materials. The downstream suppliers which also constitute a large number of SMEs get impacted too. Read More

Is the Union Budget 2022-23 renewable energy friendly?

The Union Budget 2022-23 pushed energy transition by encouraging domestic production of solar power equipment and batteries, in line with India's commitments on climate change actions. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced allocations for energy efficiency, electric mobility, building efficiency, grid-connected energy storage and green bonds in her fourth and shortest budget speech. Read More

Why India needs to bring back nature-positive farming

The pandemic showed that human interventions in natural processes can have disastrous consequences; we should now scale up natural-positive food systems that would simultaneously promote crop, soil and human health.
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MSMEs should focus on skill development, global best practices: IMTMA’s Ravi Raghavan

India is home to a vibrant machine tools industry. Part of the capital goods sector, which contributes about 12% to the country’s manufacturing output, the machine tool industry plays a crucial role in propelling the economy. The segment also remains central to the government’s flagship Make in India and Skill India initiatives. Read More

EVENT

#GO4SDGs Presents: Innovative solutions for MSMEs in a green recovery

Innovative solutions for MSMEs in a green recovery was an official side event at the 2021 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development hosted jointly the GGKP, SEED and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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