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Government announces inclusion of Retail and Wholesale trades as MSMEs - 02nd July 2021.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday , 02nd July 2021, announced inclusion of retail and wholesale trade under MSMEs as per which they will also now get the benefit of priority sector lending under RBI guidelines.

He said the retail and wholesale trade sector was left out of the ambit of MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises).

"Now under the revised guidelines, retail and wholesale trade will also benefit from priority sector lending under RBI guidelines," the MSME minister added.

Commenting on the development, Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said, with this decision, traders will be able to avail requisite finances from banks and financial institutions under priority sector lending. Now the traders can avail the benefits of several other government schemes for MSMEs.

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