About 30% of MSMEs in the country are owned by OBC entrepreneurs

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Other Backward Classes (OBC) entrepreneurs own about 30% of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.

  • As on March 31, 2022, the number of OBC-owned MSMEs stood at 23.31 lakh units out of a total of about 80.16 lakh units in the country.

  • Of the units owned by OBCs, about 41% are located in three states – Tamil Nadu (14.5%), Maharashtra (14.4%) and Rajasthan (12.4%).

  • As per the social category wise distribution, the share of MSME units in the general category is the highest with 61.8%. There are 49.56 lakh units belonging to this category.

  • 6.8% of units owned by SC Entrepreneurs, of which about 5.43 lakh units are owned by SC Entrepreneurs.

  • Whereas Scheduled Tribe entrepreneurs run around 1.68 lakh units with 2.1% share.

  • A little over 18,000 units fall into the category of "unknown".

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