MSME Development Facilitation Centre (DFO) Mumbai (Ministry of MSME, Govt of India) & Chamber for Advancement of Small & Medium Businesses (CASMB), Mumbai has gained immense success for the "One Day National Seminar for Business Development of Micro Small & Medium Businesses of Nandurbar" which took place at Kanyadan Mangal Karyalay at Nandurbar on 14 March 2023.
Manisha Khatri IAS, District Collector of Nandurbar was the Chief Guest of the program and Dr Gajanan Dange, president of YOJAK Centre for Research & Strategic Planning for Sustainable Development (Nandurbar) was the "Guest of Honor". In and opening remark, Manisha Khatri mentioned that the government has enough funds to support Small and Medium Businesses, but they should come forward through an open approach by leaving behind a limited mindset. "Government is ready to provide all platforms through the engagement of all required stakeholders," she said while continuing her speech & thanked MSME-DFO Mumbai and CASMB for arranging such a useful program.
Dr Gajanan Dange talked about farming, the concerns of farmers, related impacts on the environment and how communities can focus on taking the lead in the development process.
Praful Umare, assistant director of MSME-DFO Mumbai in his Keynote address explained about various schemes of the Ministry which can benefit the businesses for their growth.
Welcome address was given by Umesh Kamble, secretary General of CASMB, whereas Amod Ashok Salgaonkar, director, CASMB handled the command for anchoring.
The program attracted tremendous attention from businesses of Nandurbar and saw the presence of more than 200 professionals. Eminent speakers joined the discussions and shared their expert knowledge with the audience. Dr Rajendra Dahatonde, senior scientist and head of KVK Nandurbar spoke on "Product & Process Development" of various commodities along with fruits. Amrita Ashok Raut of KVK Dhule gave guidance on "Potential of Millets for Domestic & International Business". Rakesh Hire of Bank of India, SME Centre Nashik shared the instrumental approaches through his presentation about the financial tools they are providing for the benefit of small and medium businesses. Vijay Mohite, nodal officer of PMFME project (Nandurbar) showed the different work carried out in Nandurbar and how the beneficiaries got the benefits because of the scheme to uplift their businesses.
Tushar Yeolekar of Growth 99 expressed his thoughts on the importance of eCommerce for the growth of businesses. Packaging, designing and labeling are the key business areas, and Tushar Gore of KVK Jalgaon explained that very aptly in his presentation. Whereas Anand Pawar of FDA Nandurbar has elaborated on the concepts of quality and processing coupled with legal arrangements. TRIFED schemes are beneficial precisely for the tribal communities of Nandurbar and Diwan Sonawane, co-ordinator of TRIFED, explained all the required information to the audience. Nilesh Gaikwad, Anil Soni and Prakash Mende explained the DIC, NSIC & KVIC schemes very well.
Bank of India, SME Centre Nashik and PMFME Unit Nandurbar provided special support for the program to make it successful. Under the guidance of Dr U B Hole and Dr S G Rajput, students from Government College of Agriculture – Nandurbar supported the program. Kanta Bhaskar of MAVIM Nandurbar supported the organizers to make this program reach women of all sections of Nandurbar.
Amod Ashok Salgaonkar concluded the one-day national seminar with a vote of thanks to all the participants and the audience.
Chamber for Advancement of Small & Medium Businesses (CASMB) is doing various programs across different platforms by collaborating with various stakeholders at the national & international level on a continuous basis. The aim is to reach the maximum number of businesses to support them in the best possible manner. For more details about the projects & activities of CASMB, kindly contact Nilesh Lele, president CASMB (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Amod Ashok Salgaonkar, director CASMB (email@example.com).