MSME Loan Programmes: A Comprehensive Guide to Financial Assistance for MSMEs

Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)The PMEGP combines the Prime Minister’s Rojgar Yojna (PMRY) with the Rural Employment Generation Programme. Its mission is to promote self-employment opportunities for unemployed youth and traditional artisans by building microbusinesses in the non-farm sector. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) oversees the project at the national level, while…

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MSME Registration Process: Procedure, Eligibility, and Documents Due by 2024

What is Udyam/MSME registration?The Indian government provides micro, small, and medium-sized companies (MSMEs) functioning in the country with an electronic certificate known as Udyam Registration. It superseded the old Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum (UAM) registration process. While Udyam registration is optional, it gives significant benefits to MSMEs, making it advantageous to do so. Udyam registration grants…

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Following a Supreme Court directive, the government mandates self-declaration certificates for advertisers.

In a historic move to ensure responsible advertising, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) stated that marketers and advertising agencies must now submit a ‘self-declaration certificate’ before publishing or broadcasting any commercials. This directive follows a Supreme Court judgment issued on May 7, 2024, in response to the Indian Medical Association vs. Union of…

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Promoting environmental responsibility through corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has grown to be synonymous with environmental stewardship, emphasizing the need for sustainable practices in today’s business context. Companies are increasingly prioritizing environmental sustainability as a key component of their CSR programs, ranging from pollution reduction to renewable energy investment. Let’s look at how firms can promote environmental stewardship through a…

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