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I’ll give priority to small traders, women: Rane

 Media Coverage  |  20-10-2021

MSMEs minister tells Vijay Darda

New Delhi, Oct 19

Union minister for micro, small and medium enterprises Narayan Rane has said he would give priority to extend financial assistance to the small traders who are facing a difficult time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rane asserted this during a meeting with the chairman of the editorial board of Lokmat Media and former member of Rajya Sabha Vijay Darda in New Delhi on Monday.

Rane said the small traders have suffered huge losses during Covid-19 period and his ministry would accord priority to solve their problem by giving them necessary financial assistance.

The Union minister said he is working for the social and financial uplift of women too and has approached the govt to make appropriate budgetary provisions for this purpose.

“I have asked my department to let me know how much of GDP of our department is allocated for the important segments and based on this assessment, I will frame the future policies,” he said.

Referring to the issue of Chipi airport in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, the Union minister said the runway there has been made shorter than the original plan and he would see how it can be extended.

Similarly, jetty will be built at the backwater of the sea which people would be able to use to go to Goa and Ratnagiri, giving a fillip to tourism, local business and generate a good amount of employment there, Rane said.

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Vijay Darda with the Union MSMEs minister Narayan Rane in New Delhi.


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