MSMEs in Mauritius are facing lack of skilled people and it hinders SMEs from achieving growth according to their potential levels. So for fostering the growth, India has led a helping hand for promoting the MSME sector in Mauritius. “With India’s support the MSME sector in Mauritius has a great potential for skill development and job creation”, says Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister of MSME during the interaction with Mauritius delegation headed by their Finance Minister, Shri Pravind Jugnauth recently. He added, “Relations with Mauritius is high on the agenda of his Government and his ministry will work towards establishing Tool Rooms and Technology Centers to help skill people in specific sectors.” He also said that his Ministry will do all the possible assistance by way of Technological Assisstance to develop MSME sectors in Mauritius.

Pravind Jugnauth said “We seek India’s assistance to develop handloom and handicraft sectors in Mauritius.” He also highlighted other possible areas of bilateral cooperation like Development of Handloom, Handicraft, Tourism, Aquaculture, etc.

Senior officers from MSME Ministry discussed a range of issues of bilateral cooperation with the Mauritius delegation. The minister directed the ministry officials to make actionable points based on this interaction and work towards taking this bilateral cooperation to fruition.

Most of the MSMEs in Mauritius export products to other countries and play a major role to the economic growth of the country. However, the current situations in which these companies operate businesses make them difficult to compete at global level. So, to make them competitive at global level, the government has introduced different policies and taking steps to tie-up with the countries like India to support them.

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