New Delhi: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the government has admitted that nine per cent of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) were closed down during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The government has responded to the various questions asked by Rahul Gandhi regarding the MSMEs sector in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi said, #MSME, I had asked some serious questions to the government, in response to which they have admitted that 9 per cent of MSMEs were closed during the COVID period. It means, its benefits the friends, weakening the economy and loss of jobs!” he said.
Rahul Gandhi also posted the list of questions on his Twitter handle, which was asked by him on Thursday in the Lok Sabha along with the government’s response to these questions.
In response to the questions, the government said, “National Small Industries Corporation Limited conducted in an online survey in August 2020, covering around 5,774 MSMEs in 32 states /UTs to assess the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic, found that 91 per cent of MSMEs were functional and 9 per cent have closed down due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic,”