Introduction

The 21st century belongs to the SMEs. An important mission of the Forum is to ensure that SMEs can benefit from the collective wisdom and efforts of various SME organisations in India. The Forum will partner with eminent SME organizations in various countries to help Indian SMEs gain access to the vision and guidance of world leaders.

SME Forum of India, voice of Indian MSME Sector, is initiated by SME Chamber of India jointly with prominent organisations all over India, involved in development and empowerment of Small, Medium, Micro and Tiny Enterprises from various sectors. The Mission of this Forum is to integrate all SME organisations and Trade Promotional Bodies to protect the interest of MSMEs and to take up various issues with State and Central Governments, Financial Institutions, Regulatory Authories and other stake holders for appropriate action, solutions, remedies, policy change and policy implementation. The Forum will emphasise more on revival of and rehabilitation of sick, financially stressed and struggling Indian MSME Sector.

The Forum will provide necessary support to SME organisations to strengthen and equip to empower their members to succeed in competitive market, to take advantage of the emerging business opportunity that will be arising from “Make-in –India initiative and to identify international business opportunities. It will create State and Central Level Task Forces to review various policies, regulations, compliance systems, stringent laws, difficult and unaffordable formalities, eradication of corrupt practices, labour laws, permissions and other regulatory formalities of Government Departments as well as Financial Institutions, Public Sector Enterprises, Corporations, Multinational Companies and various Organisations. The Forum will act as “Single Point Contact Centre” for representing various problems and issues of SMEs.