The State Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)
department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Institute
of Foreign Trade (IIFT) and has identified ten sectors with good export
The IIFT will provide expert training in these
sectors, with the aim to boost MSME exports.
The department to train 100 entrepreneurs
annually at IIFT
The department has plans to impart the expert training
of IIFT to 100 entrepreneurs in a year, following which the department will
give them six-month handholding support so that they can do some serious export
on their own.
The Mamta Banerjee Government is taking significant
measures for the promotion of MSME exports from Bengal. The sectors that have
been identified to have good potential include Jute, Foundry, Zari and leather
to name a few.
The first batch of 25 has already
undergone the training
A senior official of MSME department said, “We have
been providing district-wise training to the entrepreneurs in association with
Federation of India Export Organisations (FIEO) for value addition to the
products according to the changing market demand. From there, we will be
selecting 25 entrepreneurs for a three-day residential training programme to be
conducted by IIFT. The first batch of 25 has already undergone the training”.
The MoU with IIFT was signed at the Digha Business
Conclave held on December 11 and 12 in 2019.