July 07, 2014

The Indian SME Survey: Analysing Indian SME Perceptions Around Union Budget 2014

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in India have seen exponential growth over the last decade. According to the latest reports by the SMB Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, India currently has more than 48 million SMEs. These SMEs contribute more than 45% of India's industrial output, 40% of the country's total exports and create 1.3 million jobs every year. Yet, these SMEs continue to struggle on multiple accounts. While some are challenged by credit and finance issues, others are struggling to cope with stringent regulatory environments.

This report dwells deeper into many such challenges and also highlights what these SMEs expect from the upcoming Union Budget in July 2014.