NEW DELHI, July 25, 2013. Mr. K H Muniyappa, Minister of State for Micro, Medium and Small Enterprise (MSME), today announced the launch of the project ‘Badal’, a cloud computing platform to enable MSMEs to improve their production processes, manufacturing capabilities, quality and competitiveness.

FICCI and Google India together organized ‘India SME Heroes Challenge’ and on the occasion Mr. Muniyappa launched the report on ‘Unleashing the Potential: Internet’s Role in the Performance of India’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)’.

The Minister said that technology was moving at a rapid pace and India needed to keep pace to be able compete in the world market. There are numerous countries which are far ahead of India in this regard but the country’s direct competition is with China in terms of production and quality, he added