Office of Development Commisioner (MSME) Network


Laghu Udyog - Small Industry India - Small Scale Industry (SSI) Information under Govt. of India


"Imparting greater vitality and growth impetus to the small, tiny and village enterprises in terms of output, employment and exports and instilling a competitive culture based on heightened technology awareness."

The Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) sector is one of the fastest growing industrial sectors all over the world. Many countries of the world have established a SME Development Agency (SMEDA) as the nodal agency to coordinate and oversee all Government interventions in respect of the development of this sector. In the case of India, though a separate medium sector is not defined, the Office of Development Commissioner (Small Scale Industries) also known as Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) functions as the nodal Development Agency for small industries. SIDO functions under the Ministry of SSI (Ministry of Small Scale Industries).

SIDO was established in 1954 on the basis of the recommendations of the Ford Foundation. Over the years, it has seen its role evolve into an agency for advocacy, hand holding and facilitation for the small industries sector. It has over 60 offices and 21 autonomous bodies under its management. These autonomous bodies include Tool Rooms, Training Institutions and Project-cum-Process Development Centres. SIDO provides a wide spectrum of services to the small industries sector. These include facilities for testing, toolmenting, training for entrepreneurship development, preparation of project and product profiles, technical and managerial consultancy, assistance for exports, pollution and energy audits etc. SIDO provides economic information services and advises Government in policy formulation for the promotion and development of SSIs. The field offices also work as effective links between the Central and the State Governments.

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