Handicrafts of West Bengal with a glorious tradition over the centuries and having rich heritage are the creations of master craftsmen working in villages, towns and semi urban areas. It has wide varieties ranging from household utility items, to gift items and interior decoration. It infuses an element of grace, beauty and elegance to an otherwise drab and harsh human life
Welcome to Micro & Small Scale Enterprises, Government of West Bengal
The Directorate of Micro & Small Scale Enterprises under the Department of Micro & Small Scale Enterprises and Textile, Govt. of West Bengal, is an important agency for the growth and promotion of Micro & Small Enterprise in West Bengal.
The main objective of the Directorate to facilitate growth and promote MSE, Cottage, Handicrafts, Coir & Lac Sector and to impart training to new and old entrepreneur. The motto of the team of the Directorate either at the Head Quarter, or in the District / Block level is to identify and train prospective entrepreneur and to extend infrastructure support to the entrepreneur of the State.
The 'District Industries Centre' (DICs) programme was started by the central government in 1978 with the objective of providing a focal point for promoting small, tiny, cottage and village industries in a particular area and to make available to them all necessary services and facilities at one place.
The District Industries Centres are concentrating on self-employment generating schemes. The Head Quarters of the Directorate of Micro & Small Scale Enterprises is located at 4th, 8th, 9th & 12th floor of New Secretariat Buildings, 1, K.S. Roy Road, Kolkata-700 001. The Handicraft Section is located at 4th floor, 2, Church Lane & 4th floor, Hemanta Basu Bhawan, 12, B.B.D.Bag, Kolkata-700 001.
The Directorate and DICs are equipped with specialized officers like engineers, technologist, economist, statistician, food processing experts supported by managerial and other officials. There are 22 District Industries Centres and Sub-DICs. There are four zones headed by Joint Directors at Howrah, Durgapur, Siliguri and Berhampore.
In each District Industries Centre, there are groups of Managers in the rank of Asst. Director and also a number of Industrial Development officers to assist the General Manager who is the organizational Head of the District. Moreover in each block of the state and in some boroughs of Kolkata and Howrah Municipal Corporation one Industrial Development Officer is posted under the control of Block Development Officer or G.M., DIC, Kolkata and Howrah in case of Borough , respectively.
The Hd. Qtr. of the Directorate of Micro & Small Scale Enterprises is located at 4th, 8th, 9th & 12th floor of New Secretariat Buildings. The Handicraft Section is located at 4th floor, 2, Church Lane & 4th floor, Hemanta Basu Bhawan, 12, B.B.D.Bag, Kolkata. There are 19 District Industries Centres at District Hd. Qtr. and 4 Sub-DICs at Durgapur, Haldia Siliguri and Baruipur. These DICs/Sub DICs are divided into four zones viz. Howrah Zone, Durgapur Zone, Berhampore Zone and Siliguri Zone having their offices at Dte. Hd. Qr., Durgapur, Kalyani and Siliguri respectively. Zonal offices are headed by Joint Directors.
The Directorate of Micro & Small Scale Enterprises tries to develop the enterprises by harnessing the existing resources and new fast growing infrastructure facilities in the state. EDP training programmes are in vogue for existing and new prospective entrepreneurs for development of their managerial as well as technical skill. Awareness / motivational programmes are convened in the polytechnics and engineering colleges to overcome the shyness in entrepreneurship due to the job seeking attitude of educated youths.Various activities & schemes implemented are : Entrepreneurs Memorandum- (previously SSI registration), Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme - (Previous programme of PMRY, Margin Money Scheme integrated), BSAI, Ancillarisation, Incentive Scheme etc.
Other activities covered : Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP), SSI/MSME Census, Quality Marking Scheme, Cluster Development, Technology Development Programme /ISO scheme, Organisation of Fairs & Exhibitions for promotion of SSI and Handicraft, Pollution Control Matters, Export Promotion etc.
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