The manufacturing MSMEs of India contributes around 6% to the country’s GDP, 33% to the manufacturing sector and 45% to the exports . With around 361.76 lakh registered and unregistered MSMEs in the country, the sector provides employment to 805.24 lakh people, making it the second largest employer in India after agriculture sector . Out of total registered MSMEs in India – 67% are manufacturing SMEs while around 33% are into service sector. Besides providing wide range of services, the sector is engaged in manufacturing of over 6000 products from traditional to hi-tech items . MSME in India hasthe potential to increase the share of contribution to GDP to about 15 per cent by the year 2020.

With the increase in MSME contribution to the GDP, there is apotential to increase its contribution to employment to over 50per cent over the next decade. It is also vital for the informalMSMEs who are currently not registered need to be madepart of the formal MSMEs eco system. Growth incentivesin the form of privileges and direct benefits for the MSMEswill encourage registration and participation in the growthopportunity. Typically, MSME sector can provide comparativelylarger employment opportunities at comparatively lowercapital cost especially in the rural and remote areas, bybecoming part of the industrial ecosystem and act as ancillaryunits for large enterprises to support the system in growth.

Policy framework

Some of the key schemes implemented by the Government of India are:

Prime Minister Employment Generation Program
National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme
A Scheme for Promoting Innovation and Rural Entrepreneurship (ASPIRE)
Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries
Performance & Credit Rating Scheme
Assistance to Training Institutions
Marketing Assistance
Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Schemes (CLCSS)

Micro and Small Cluster Development Programme (MS-CDP) –

The Scheme was started by GoI for skill development, technology development, improve productivity and encouraging competitive products in clusters to meet global standards. The centre government bears 60-80% of the expenditure on interventions under the scheme. Glass beads of Varanasi, Carpet cluster of Bhadohi, Scissor cluster of Meerut, and many others have been benefitted with design centres, testing facilities, marketing, training, capacity building, etc. under the scheme.

Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) –

Again a centrally sponsored scheme, implemented by KVICs in states, the scheme aims at setting up self-employment opportunities primarily in MSME sector. Maximum INR 25lac for project in manufacturing sector, and INR 10 lac in service sector can be availed by an individual under the scheme, by atleast 10% of the project cost. So far in Uttar Pradesh, around 4800 units have been established through PMEGP (2012-13).

Technology Upgradation Scheme is another centrally sponsored scheme helping MSMEs get new and modern technology. In Uttar Pradesh, so far over 600 firms have been assisted (2013-14)

Key stakeholders

To ensure implementation of policies and various programmes/ schemes for providing support services to MSME’s, the Government of India has established the following organizations:

  • • Office of Development Commissioner (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • • Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC)
  • • Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Rural Industrialisation (MGIRI)
  • • Coir Board
  • • National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) Ltd
  • • National Entrepreneurship Development Institutes
  • • National Board for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NB MSME)

Key growth drivers for the sector

  • • India is one among world’s largest democracy with 1.3 billion people which serves as a large work force as well as domestic market
  • • Multiple Central level schemes to promote the growth of the sector
  • • Increase in heavy manufacturing units – thus requirement for ancillary and components, which are typical MSMEs
  • • Increased registration of start-ups and innovative ventures by new-age entrepreneurs with technology-driven business model

• The State has around 52.38 lakh MSMEs which is around 11.55% of the total number of MSMEs in Indiain 2015-16.

• With the second highest number of MSME units in the country, Uttar Pradesh today is a leading exporter of MSME products in categories like handicrafts, engineering goods, carpets, readymade garments, leather products etc.

Industries No. Of Units Employment Investment (INR In Crores)
Food Products 52,963 5,231.30 2,93,505
Beverages, Toba. & Toba. Product 563 108.73 3,043
Cotton Textiles 8,004 675.44 49,274
Wool,Silk & Synthetic Fibre Textile 7,250 670.64 52,871
Jute,Hemp & Mesta Textiles 1,352 168.01 4,810
Hosiery & Garments 24,359 1,967.29 1,84,084
Wood Products 7,692 810.53 44,467
Paper Products & Printing 3,643 786.99 26,344
Leather Products 4,991 982.32 62,352
Rubber & Plastic Products 3,144 1,266.93 35,052
Chemical & Chemical Products 3,174 910.39 33,645
Non-Metallic Mineral Products 2,103 477.80 19,269
Basic Metal Industries 1,673 420.17 14,446
Metal Products 13,270 2,076.75 1,05,221
Machinery & Part Except Electrical 3,987 1,141.20 51,186
Electrical Machinery & Apparatus 3,179 825.88 40,068
Transport Equipment& Parts 361 692.05 3,463 3,463
Miscellaneous Mfg. 1,59,774 14,566.38 7,81,510
Repairing & Servicing Industries 2,59,041 14296.20 1020415
TOTAL 560523 48075.01 2825025

Major sub-sectors in the state[2013-14 to 2017-18 (upto Sep,2017)]

Major MSME Clusters in the State -

Benefit of naturally existing clusters and gradually developed clusters like

  • • Pottery cluster at Khurja,
  • • Perfume & Essential Oil at Kannauj
  • • Power loom cluster at Jhansi
  • • Sheet work at Hathras
  • • Power loom at Gorakhpur
  • • Chemicals, Mechanical Equipment and Packing Material at Ghaziabad
  • • Glass Products at Firozabad
  • • Power loom at Banda
  • • Power loom and Leather Products at Mau
  • • Carpet cluster Bhadohi,
  • • Leather goods and Cotton Hosiery at Kanpur
  • • Sports goods and Scissors cluster at Meerut
  • • Silk cluster Varanasi
  • • Leather Footwear and mechanical engineering equipment cluster at Agra
  • • Brass and silver handicraft cluster of Moradabad
  • • Locks & hardware cluster of Aligarh
  • • Wood work and Rice Mills cluster of Saharanpur

Key Investment Enablers

i. Human Resource availability –

  • • With a total population of more than 200 Million, Uttar Pradesh boasts of a labour force of over 70 Million of which over 40 million are non-agricultural labour force
  • • State has 4thhighest number of Engineering colleges, and 3rd highest no. of Colleges in India, followed by,2nd highest no of ITIs/ITCs, 3rd highest no of Polytechnics, and 3rd highest no of Business Schools in India.
  • • Total 36 universities, 3104 colleges,1500 ITIs/ITCs, 197 business schools and 320 engineering colleges

  • • UP accounts for about 10.1 % of the total National Highway (NH) network
  • • 47 National Highways connect it with 9 neighbouring states and other parts of India
  • • Largest railway network in the country spanning over 8,763 Km
  • • 6 Domestic Airports at Agra, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi and 1 international airport at Lucknow
  • • Considerable share of the Western Corridor running between Delhi & Mumbai and Eastern Corridor running between Ludhiana and Kolkata set to revolutionise the logistics infrastructure and industrial corridors in the state

Key growth drivers

a. Indigenisation - With the advent of Make in India and enhanced focus on locally manufactured products, there is huge opportunity for investments and outputs by large players and their MSME vendors to indigenise and/or enable import substitution particularly adapting to research and development, innovation and global technologies.

b. Government Procurement policy and procurement by large domestic and foreign industries - A favourable procurement policy complemented by the huge industrial base in the state supports MSME vendors to grow their business in the state.

Policy Framework under Uttar Pradesh Industrial Investment and Employment Promotion Policy (IIEP) 2017

  • • Incentives linked to employment generation and regional distribution.
  • • Structural reforms for ease of doing business and industrial security.
  • • Infrastructure support – by way of developing industrial parks, open access power, green measures, etc.
  • • Institutional strengthening – by setting up State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB), Single Window Department, Make in UP.
  • • Attractive fiscal incentives – in order to attract investments and ushering competitiveness.
  • • Participative, forward looking and adapting policy framework – aiming to usher policy consistency.

Key growth drivers


  • • Electronic Systems Design and Manufacturing including semiconductor design, electronic components design and hi-tech manufacturing.
  • • Electronic components with focus on making components for electronic products customised for the Indian market
  • • Strategic electronics, with the Government of India keen to encourage domestic manufacturing of products needed by the armed forces
  • • Low-cost consumer electronics, consumer durables
  • • Nanoelectronics and microelectronics


  • • Domestic manufacturing of telecom networking equipment, including routers and switches.
  • • Next generation Software-defined Networking equipment
  • • Mobile Customer Data Analytics, services oriented towards analytical solutions
  • • Manufacture of low-cost mobile phones, handsets and devices
  • • Manufacture of Base Transceiver Station equipment
  • • Development of Value-added Services
  • • Over-the-top (OTT) service providers of innovative services and content to mobile subscribers


  • • Cloud computing
  • • Social media and mobility
  • • Data analytics services
  • • E-governance
  • • Mobile apps and software development
  • • Software automation
  • • Information Technology Cities – Noida, Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra & Allahabad.


  • • Manufacture of Set-Top Boxes (STB) for Direct-to-Home service providers
  • • Digital screens in tier-2 and 3 cities
  • • Digital Media, new forms of content delivery for media companies


  • • Providing affordable healthcare, especially in rural areas
  • • Low cost medical devices, which can be used in rural areas
  • • Medical consumables like surgical gloves, scrubs, syringes etc
  • • Low cost surgical procedures to reduce the cost of healthcare
  • • Medical tourism
  • • Diagnostic labs


  • • Generics and API manufacturing
  • • Contract research
  • • Nutraceuticals and nutracosmetics


  • • Domestic manufacturing of diagnostic kits, reagents and consumables used in testing.
  • • Focus on vaccine exports to developed countries
  • • Providing bio-informatics related solutions
  • • Leveraging the bio-similar opportunity Recombinant products
  • • Agri produce
  • • Hybrid seeds also represent new business opportunities based on yield improvement


  • • Automotive electronics
  • • Manufacturing automotive components - Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to OEMs
  • • Applied electronics
  • • Rubber and chemicals supply to the tyre

Transport & Logistics

  • • Green supply chain
  • • Reusable packaging material
  • • Technology intensive transport and logistics management
  • • Fleet Management System

Industrial Manufacturing

  • • Design, equipment and supplies
  • • Processing and toll manufacturing
  • • Sustainability and pollution treatment services
  • • Facilities management services


  • • Finished leather good manufacturing
  • • Leather goods, Leather Garments manufacturing
  • • Next generation Leather Footwear & components.
  • • Leather Fashion Accessories manufacturing
  • • Leather Tanneries.

Engineering & Process Equipment

  • • Engineering solutions segments like chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and automotive for a growing demand for process equipment
  • • Next generation automation tools like smart robotics in high precision industries
  • • Green Engineering


  • • Bio-based raw materials to reduce dependence on oil
  • • Chemical based operations &manufacturing
  • • Production of fertilizers from Rock phosphate found in Bundelkhand region.


  • • Raw fabric and dye production
  • • Processing & Packaging
  • • Spinning, weaving, stitching etc.

Food and Agriculture

  • • Processed food, ready to eat packaged food, premixes, milk & dairy, bakery and processed meat
  • • Backend infrastructure such as cold chain storage, farm collection center, etc.
  • • Health food, health beverages, food additives such as vitamin additives, etc
  • • Food packaging, innovative packaging for processed food
  • • Contract manufacturing for crop protection chemicals, crop nutrients
  • • Poultry, feed and farm additives

Defence Offset

  • • New age information systems
  • • Communication platforms
  • • Simulators and equipment

Ecosystem support &Financing

  • • Creation of business facilitation centers with linkage of all stakeholders i.e. Industry Associations, equity funds, banks and financial institutions.
  • • Loan Finance
  • • Alternate financing sources like securitization of trade credit, securitization of MSME credit, mezzanine financing, access to equity capital through SME Exchanges, Angel Funds / Venture Capital Funds etc.

Skill Development & Tool Rooms

  • • Skilling development centres & tool rooms depending on current industrial demand across sectors and districts.