Pune: The Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) Pune survey conducted in April has revealed that production levels of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in Pune region have sharply gone down by 14 per cent (83 per cent to 69 per cent). Over 150 organisations participated in this survey from Pune District.

“Supply chains are once again disrupted and we are really concerned about the small, informal manufacturers and contact-based services. Government at centre and state must front-load their allocations for MSMEs, industries and infrastructure development in FY 21-22.”

Sudhir Mehta
President, MCCIA

Last month, for the first time since April 2020 when the month on month recovery had started, the production levels especially of micro and small firms had fallen by about 2 per cent (from 85 per cent to 83 per cent), the MCCIA 12th survey had revealed.

“Given the heightened levels of restrictions, the drop was expected. Glad that the drop is not as bad as it was in April 2020. Godforbid if there is any more contribution of restrictions, it needs to come along with increased level of economic activities and not reduced as  impact on livelihoods for those who work at the bottom of economic pyramid is unbearable.”

Prashant Girbane
Director General, MCCIA

Findings of the MCCIA Pune 13th Survey conducted in April 2021

Current level of Production: On an average, the surveyed companies said that their current level of production has decreased from 83 per cent in March to 69 per cent in April.

MCCIA Pune 13th survey findings

Employees Working: On an average, the surveyed companies said that the number of employees working has decreased from 86 per cent in March to 70 per cent in April.

Future expectations: The surveyed companies were also asked about when their production levels were expected to be the same as they were pre-pandemic. 24 per cent of the companies said their production was already at pre-COVID levels. 19 per cent of the respondents now said that they expect their production levels to go back to the pre-Covid levels in less than 3 months. 35 per cent of the respondents said they expect it to take between 3 to 6 months and 22 per cent said it would take more than 6 months.

MCCIA Pune 13th survey findings

Profile of respondents: The distribution of organisations surveyed from micro, small, medium and large scale organisations was 14 per cent, 34 per cent, 21 per cent. 66 per cent of the organisations surveyed were from the manufacturing sector, 14 per cent from the services sector and the rest were involved in both manufacturing and services.

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