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Farukh Saifi, owner of Alfalah Creations in Hindon, Ghaziabad

First Covid, now fuel & food prices: No festive season work or cheer for MSMEs in Delhi-NCR

The festive season, which was expected to drive economic recovery, with a demand hike and income surge, has proven a dud so far, pushing industries to brink in the national capital. 
At a brass smelting and casting unit in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district | Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Demand down, revenue down but costs up: Pandemic takes shine away from UP’s ‘peetal nagri’

Uttar Pradesh's brass, scissors and locks industries all hit by lockdowns, rising input costs & inflation. Small business owners complain of being denied loans under govt schemes for MSMEs. 
Jayalakshmi at her tiny nuts and bolts manufacturing unit in Hyderabad’s Kushaiguda neighbourhood | Photo: Rishika Sadam/ThePrint

‘Where’s Atmanirbhar package?’ — Telangana MSMEs struggle to pay wages, rent for 1-room business

Increasing raw material prices, plummeting demand, delayed payments and high labour charges are posing several hurdles to MSMEs in Telangana.
A deserted industrial compound at Wagle Estate in Thane | ThePrint

Locked gates, moss & shrubs tell tale of Covid hit at Maharashtra’s first industrial estate

Thane’s Wagle Estate was the first industrial area that Maharashtra’s MIDC took up for development in 1961. The pandemic has forced many of its units to shut down.
A weighing scale | Representational image | Pixabay

Obesity related to metabolism changes due to processed food, not overeating

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the second production line for LCA Tejas in Bengaluru Tuesday | By special arrangement

Rajnath Singh approves nearly Rs 499 crore for defence research as govt looks to cut imports

Funds will be used to provide financial support to nearly 300 start-ups, MSMEs and individual innovators as govt pushes to make India a defence manufacturing hub.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Govt amends insolvency law to provide pre-packaged resolution process for MSMEs

According to the ordinance, it is considered expedient to provide insolvency resolution process to ensure a cost-effective outcomes that is least disruptive for MSMEs & preserves jobs.
Representational Image | Women from a self-help group making masks | ANI

Job losses, business closure — Covid hit female entrepreneurs. Here’s how to support them

Studies show 10 to 30% of enterprises registered as ‘women owned’ are not actually owned or run by women. Covid has worsened the situation.
Representational image | Negative Space | Pexels

How e-commerce exports can enable Indian MSMEs to win in global markets

E-commerce exports have lowered the entry barrier for Indian MSMEs to enter, experiment and win in global markets.

Budget should focus on increased spending on infrastructure, education

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Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.