The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) will work together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to bring about greater synergies among the stakeholders in the sector. A technical partnership with the primary objective of creating more and better quality employment in India has been reached with the ILO. Its activities will be focused around three priority areas; entrepreneurship development, good workplace practices for improving productivity and enhancing integration into global supply chains, and research and knowledge-building related to sustainable enterprises and formalization strategies.
The MOU is initially for a 5-year period and will support the Government’s “Make in India” programme. Shri Madhav Lal, Secretary, MSME and Ms. Tine Staermose, Director, Decent Work team for South Asia, ILO signed the MOU.