Anushruti Singh

Connected packaging and interactive print is the future

The printing industry is growing at an annual rate of 12 per cent, which comprises more than 2,50,000 small, medium and big printing companies. While the packaging sector is growing at an annual rate of 16 per cent. Both small and medium enterprises in the print and packaging sectors have considerable growth opportunities.  ...

Auto dealership growth is decelerating, but upheaval is next

Automotive dealerships are facing a ‘low growth, low profit’ scenario for the past one year and it is diluting their present and future market potential. But despite the many uncertainties, auto-dealers are surviving while trying to maintain a steady growth.    ...


How wellness SMEs are making India healthier

The once-known simple grooming destinations, gyms, salons and spas have transformed drastically these days, and have converted into a big multi-billion wellness industry in India, from their nascent unstructured beginning in the early 1990s to a comprehensive ecosystem today.  ...

Ayushman Bharat: transforming healthcare into an industry?

With the pivotal technology driven partnership between government and healthcare providers, the scheme is going to create a paradigm shift in Indian healthcare scenario, though SMEs are bound to face some of the challenges on the road....


Refurbished medical equipment: A bane to healthcare says Rajiv Nath

Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AiMeD) has been urging the government to restrict the import of all types of refurbished medical devices, not just radiology devices, as it believes it is a challenge to ensure their upkeep as per original factory specifications, which in turn may compromise patient safety....

Innovation and digitization to drive aftermarket in India

The Indian automotive aftermarket expects to grow to ₹ 75,000 crores by 2020. Small- and medium-sized businesses can bet big on the digitisation of manufacturing operations and investments in exponential technologies to expand their footprints.   ...


Towards Blue Revolution: India plans to catch the big fish of marine exports

With the creation of a separate department, Government has called for a “Blue Revolution” in the fisheries sector. The main focus of the revolution is to increase fish production, introduce new technologies, ensure food and nutritional security, generate employment, facilitate skill-development, and boost export....

Women in STEM

Women in STEM fields: An Indian perspective

Many scholars and policymakers have noted that the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics have remained predominantly male with historically low participation among women since their origins during the Age of Enlightenment....

What Indian MSMEs want to see in the upcoming budget, a wish-list

As always, the sector has many expectations from the fast-approaching interim budget and we interacted with both MSME associations and entrepreneurs to bring you a wish-list that cuts across verticals and industries.

MSME expectations from upcoming budget