State Vendor Development Programme Know all about it from IamSMEofIndia
State Vendor Development Programme :Know all about it from IamSMEofIndia
IamSMEofIndia (Integrated Association of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises of India)
organized a seminar on State Vendor Development Programme by MSME Development
Institute, Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, New Delhi.
The purpose of the seminar was to create awareness about various schemes and benefits for
MSMEs from the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India.
Mr Rajiv Chawla, Chairman, IamSMEofIndia welcomed Mr V M Jha, Dy. Director, Mr
Anurag Srivastava and Mr. K K Goyal, Asst. Directors – MSME-DI. Mr. Brijesh Kumar
from NHPC and Mr. Kamal Gupta from NTPC were also present in the programme. In
his initial remarks, Mr Chawla informed that the objective of the Vendor Development
Programme is to provide common platform for MSMEs & PSUs to interact with each
other with a view to identifying emerging demands of the buyer organizations while
simultaneously providing an opportunity for displaying the capabilities of the MSME
entrepreneurs and their industrial ventures. Such programmes have proved to be of
immense use in locating suitable entrepreneurs by a number of buying organizations
including the Public Sector Enterprises, various Wings of Defence, Railways and others
in indigenizing a number of products which hitherto have been imported at a colossal
Two types of VDPs are being organized by MSME DIs - National Level VDPs - cum-
Exhibitions and State Level VDPs. In National Level VDPs of 3 days duration, large scale
organizations such as BEL, BHEL, TELCO, BSNL, loc, NHPC, NTPC etc. Interact with MSEs
in establishing potential vendors. In these National Level VDPs, an exhibition is also
put up for displaying the products of MSMEs and large scale organizations. In State
Level VDPs, typically one or two buying large scale organisation functioning in the state
participate in the programme and interact with MSMEs (sellers) in the Buyer-Seller
Mr. V M Jha, through an elaborative presentation, talked about the registration
procedure and supplies to the PSUs and Government Agencies. He also shared
important details that 20% of PSUs purchases is to be mandatorily done from MSMEs.
Mr Chawla throughout the seminar kept the participants motivated to avail the benefits under
State Level Vendor Development Programme.
We hope, more and more SMEs will take advantage of such schemes for their product lines.
IamSMEofIndia is there to support and guide its members on this front, added Mr Chawla in his
concluding remarks, while thanking the eminent guests from the MSME-DI and the participants.