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About Udyam Portal

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Why in News?

Around one crore Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have registered on the Udyam portal within a span of 25 months, according to the Union Minister of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises.

About Udyam Portal:

  • It was introduced on July 1st, 2020.
  • The Union MSME ministry introduced an online mechanism for registering MSMEs.
  • Additionally, it is connected to the databases of the Goods and Services Tax Network and the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) (GSTN).
  • A channel of communication and engagement between taxpayers, the central government, several state governments, and other stakeholders is established via the complex and one-of-a-kind IT enterprise known as GSTN.
  • It is entirely online, doesn’t call for any paperwork, and helps MSMEs operate more easily.


  • For MSMEs to take advantage of the benefits of programmes for the Ministry of MSME and for Priority Sector Lending from banks, Udyam registrations are required.
  • Additionally, MSMEs support the nation’s exports, GDP, and job creation.

December 2023