Mass entrepreneurs, and not just Nandan Nilekani-type of founders, should be the key focus: Skill development secretary

Ease of doing business has been at the forefront of public discourse but often the reforms are focussed on tech and internet start-ups in urban areas. What they often underplay are the reforms required for the millions of small-size enterprises in the country.

As per National Sample Survey Office data, 630.52 lakh enterprises, which form about 99 per cent of MSMEs, are in the micro sector.

K.P. Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, says, “Actions taken in ease of doing business serve what I call the Nandan Nilekani world of entrepreneurs. But there are also mass entrepreneurs that require a lot more to be done at local and ground level. We need to serve both of these in parallel because there is a lot of stuff that needs to be done for the biotech unicorn type entrepreneurs. And…

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