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Sonal Khetarpal

Articles By Sonal Khetarpal

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New quality standard for polyethylene will hurt domestic producers: PLEXCONCIL’s Arvind Goenka

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: India’s BIS has set a new standard for the domestic producers of LDPE, LLDPE and HDPE to adhere to.

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Mandatory hallmarking rule will disrupt the jewellery business affecting livelihood of millions, says jewellery association

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: Gems and jewellery industry body GJC said that only 33% of India’s districts have Assaying & Hallmarking (A&H) centres that testify the purity of the gold jewellery making implementation o

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Despite Gudi Padwa, jewelers hopes dim as showrooms remain shut amidst Maharashtra lockdown

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: With industry reports citing a stricter lockdown in the days to come, there is fear of a higher percentage of cancellations of made-to-order items that are now lying in the showrooms.

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All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council requests the Maharashtra CM to allow jewellers to operate in lockdown

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: The national body of the gems and jewellery industry GJC has written to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray to allow jewellers to operate on the festive days in the month of Ap

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TReDS platform RXIL discounts receivables worth Rs 1,000 crore in a month

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: From transactions worth Rs 69 crores in April 2020, RXIL reached a whopping Rs 1,105 crore in March 2021.

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Pre-packaged insolvency process under Indian bankruptcy code is positive but limited in its scope, feel experts

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: The Centre has introduced an ordinance for a pre-packaged insolvency resolution process under the IBC Code for the MSMEs that got badly hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Why MSMEs are still looking for more government support?

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: As the new fiscal begins, MSMEs share their asks from the government to help them get their feet on the ground.

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Drip Capital partners with East West Bank for a $40 million credit facility for SMB traders

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: Drip Capital expects to reach 700-1,000 SMBs over the next two years and increase its customer base in India by 50 per cent.

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Crisis time: Rs 30,000 crore corrugated box industry faces losses, many fear shutdown

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: Western India Corrugated Box Manufacturers Association (WICMA) estimates that 40 percent of its 25,000 members will close if immediate relief is not provided.

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How Avana’s artificial ponds are helping farmers conserve water

World Water Conservation Day: Maithili Appalwar started the for-profit social enterprise Avana to create affordable solutions for farmers to improve their yield and livelihood.

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Cisco plans to reach 15 lakh SMBs in the next three years, says its MD for SMBs Panish PK

Technology for MSMEs: While the focus for Cisco has always been large enterprises, it started catering to SMBs a year and a half back.

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Retailers Association of India appeal to the government to be included under MSMEs

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: Retail Trade is not classified under Micro and Small enterprises since the year 2017.

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Why Oriflame India’s MD Frederic Widell won’t go back to the office every day

Lockdown CEO Diaries: From hating work from home, Frederic Widell, VP-Head of South Asia & MD, Oriflame India has come a long way to thinking of it as an alternative work option.

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How work from home taught iD Fresh CEO PC Musthafa to do more with less

Lockdown CEO Diaries: iD Fresh's CEO PC Musthafa used the lockdown to spend time with his parents in his hometown in Wayanad, Kerala while strengthening the firm’s revenues.

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How V-Mart Retail’s Lalit Agarwal took work from home to working from 6 locations in India

Lockdown CEO Diaries: Lalit Agarwal, CMD of V-Mart Retail took the opportunity of working remotely during the Covid-19 lockdown to travel and aced the "work from anywhere" concept.

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RoDTEP: Delay in new export subsidy scheme makes life difficult for exporters

Import, Export, Trade for MSMEs: The benefit scheme RoDTEP that was introduced to boost exports doesn’t have its basic details in place, even after two months of being operational.

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Tata Technologies terminates 800 people, IT employee union files complaint

Pune-based employee union for IT/ITes firms Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES) has filed a complaint with the Labour Commissioner’s office in Pune to take legal action against Tata Technologies, Hinjewa

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Freight costs increase over 100%, exporters lose business

Freight shipping costs have been increasing over the last few months, causing exporters to lose business from several countries.

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