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State of the Economy 2019

Brand New Start
While the recent growth in industrial production of just 0.5% is cause for concern, MSMEs across clusters believe that FY20 will be good for business

N Mahalakshmi

Engineered for gains

Coimbatore, the MSME hub of South India, is banking on improving internal efficiencies for a better FY20

Kripa Mahalingam | FEB 12 , 2019

Growth Inhibitor

In Ankleshwar, feisty MSMEs that survived the Chinese onslaught say that the fight against red tapism is harder

Krishna Gopalan | FEB 11 , 2019

Braving Adversity

Auto ancillaries and manufacturers in Chakan remain cautiously optimistic of demand uptick despite local challenges and sluggish sales

Shruti Venkatesh | FEB 08 , 2019

In a bit of a tangle

Even as demonetisation and GST have put the brakes on Tirupur’s growth, exporters are now looking inwards to improve their global competitiveness

Kripa Mahalingam | FEB 05 , 2019

Uphill Climb

The pharma industry has to deal with poor road connectivity and an unskilled labour force in Sikkim, but it seems to have made peace with the mountains

Himanshu Kakkar | FEB 04 , 2019

Frayed and Tattered

Rising compliance cost and stringent environment norms push Kanpur’s leather industry to the edge

Prathamesh Mulye | JAN 31 , 2019

Advantage big

GST troubles are far from over for smaller units in the ‘Detroit of India’ – Pithampur, in Madhya Pradesh

Himanshu Kakkar | JAN 30 , 2019

Trial by fire

SME clusters across the country have shown their resilience by overcoming macro challenges, and they are now looking at the future with lot more hope

V Keshavdev, Krishna Gopalan | JAN 29 , 2019

The Age of Surplus

High remunerative prices and record production have left UP’s sugar-belt stranded in an unprecedented crisis

Prathamesh Mulye | JAN 24 , 2019

Brand New Start

While the recent growth in industrial production of just 0.5% is cause for concern, MSMEs across clusters believe that FY20 will be good for business

N Mahalakshmi | JAN 15 , 2019