Jitan Ram Manjhi takes charge as MSME Minister; Shobha Karandlaje as MoS

New Delhi, June 11 (UNI) Union Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday assumed charge of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).

Shobha Karandlaje also took charge as Minister of State in Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, an official statement said.

She had earlier served as the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and Minister of State for Food Processing Industries in the Modi 2.0 Cabinet.

Secretary (MSME) and all senior officers of the Ministry welcomed the Union Minister and the Minister of State.

Addressing the media after taking charge, Jitan Ram Manjhi thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for including him in the vision 2047 and making him a part of the journey of Atmanirbhar Bharat that includes MSMEs as a focal point.

The Minister of State said that efforts would be made to make MSMEs self-reliant and to increase their share in GDP.

It may be mentioned that Manjhi was the Chief Minister of Bihar between 2014 and 2015.

Both the Ministers asked the Ministry officials to leave no stone unturned in their respective field for empowerment of MSMEs.

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