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Prem Prakash1, Pyare Lal Verma2 and Vinod Negi3

First Published 8 Nov 2023. https://doi.org/10.1177/jiift.231191159
Article Information Volume 1, Issue 2 December 2023
Corresponding Author:

Pyare Lal Verma, Department of Economics, Rajiv Gandhi Government Degree College, Chaura Maidan, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171004, India.
Email: plverma@gmail.com

1Department of Economics, Government Degree College Karsog, District Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India

2Department of Economics, Rajiv Gandhi Government Degree College, Chaura Maidan, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

3HPUBS, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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To foster economic development, generation of jobs, reduction in poverty and promotion of equality, the role of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) becomes crucial in every economy of the world. The MSME sector encourages equitable distribution and inclusive growth as an engine of economic progress. MSMEs have the highest employment growth rate, which has a positive impact on export and industrial growth. The primary objective of this article is to analyse MSMEs’ performance and their contribution to India’s inclusive prosperity. Over the previous two decades, the Indian economy has performed well but the rewards of this expansion have not been distributed fairly. The impact of MSMEs on various socio-economic groups and the engagement of women in India has been studied using a variety of metrics, including employment generation, regional industry distribution and entrepreneurship. The information used in this article was gathered from secondary sources such as Annual MSMEs Reports and the Handbook of Indian Economy Statistics. According to the study’s findings, the MSME sector contributes to inclusive growth in India by offering substantial job possibilities, ensuring that industries are distributed fairly and promoting entrepreneurship among women from underprivileged backgrounds. ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’ and other initiatives have created new possibilities for the MSME sector to grow significantly during the coming 10 years.


MSMEs, employment, inclusive growth, entrepreneurship, economic development


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