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99% businesses in India now in MSME category | hybiz news
A change in definition of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) has turned India into a country of small businesses as nearly 99% of the entities now fall under the category based on the twin parameters of investment and turnover.
An entity can be classified as a micro enterprise if investment is up to Rs 1 crore and turnover does not exceed Rs 5 crore.
The corresponding figures are Rs 10 crore and Rs 50 crore for small and Rs 50 crore and Rs 250 crore for medium enterprises.
Government sources told TOI that numbers with the GST authorities show that 99% of the entities have a turnover that fits into the MSME definition. More than half the businesses registered with GST Network have less than Rs 20 lakh turnover, the earlier registration threshold.