Contribution & Key Highlights of Efforts
Key speaker from India at G-20 Conference on SME sector at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2014.
Inaugurated the “Industrial & Commercial Bank of China” – ICBC Bank, India Branch on 15th September 2011 at Mumbai. ICBC is the world’s largest bank, with brand value of US$ 47.8 billion the ICBC Bank ranks 13th amongst the most valuable financial brands.
Speaker at “World Trade Symposium” annual conference organized by Financial Times in June 2016 at London.
Key-Note Speaker at “SME Assembly” annual conference organized by European commission on November 2013 at Vilnius, Lithuania
Key-Note Speaker at “European SME Congress” annual conference organized by Silesian Government, Poland with European commission on October 2016 at Katowice, Poland.
Being a Chairman of Law & Order of “Federation of Association of Maharashtra”, took initiative to organise Conference to improve deteriorated law and order situation of Mumbai to develop confidence amongst businessmen, industrialist and traders of Mumbai on 17th November, 1998 with Government of Maharashtra and attended by Chief Minister, all Cabinet Minister, All Police Commissioners of the State. This initiative has been benefitted to Industry & Business community to stop harassment by underworld, local goons and demand of ransomed money.
Organised SME & Entrepreneurship Awards function in the presence of Hon’ble Deputy Prime Minister Mr Lalkrishna Advani on 1st May, 2003 at New Delhi.
Organised SME & Entrepreneurship function in the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 1st May, 2002 at New Delhi for MSME sector.
Recommended to Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hon’ble Prime Minister in 2002 for Policy change and definition of Small Scale Industrial sector and to create new MSME Act.
Active involvement in organising “Advantage Maharashtra” the first ever investment event along with Government of Maharashtra in 1996 at Mumbai.
Participated at SME Activators as the Keynote Panellist organised by Economic Times.
Advocacy for Collateral free loan for Micro and Small Entrepreneurs of Rs. 2 crore from Rs. 1 crore to Hon’ble Prime minister & Finance Minister of India in 2016.
Initiated “Pride of Maharashtra Awards” and “India SME Excellence Awards”.
Advocacy with various State governments for providing industrial land at concessional rate for SMEs.
Advocacy with Ministry of finance and Reserve bank of India to change definition of NPA and providing financial assistance at lowest rate of interest to SMEs.
Suggestions to central and various state government departments for considering special support and exemption to SME sector in ease of doing business process and formalities.
Recommendation for the financial support for SME sector for participating in international exhibitions through Canara bank and launched this facility on 16th September 2014 at Mumbai in the presence of Hon’ble Union Minister for Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises.
Advocacy for setting up SME Stock Exchange during the tenure of Mr C B Bhave, as the Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in 2010 and exclusively for promoting SME Stock Exchange amongst SMEs.
Recommendation for setting up National Skill Development Corporation with Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning commission of India in 2009.
Mr Salunkhe has been contributing as the member on various Government Committees, Study Groups, Sub-Committees and Panels to give inputs on Industry, Finance and SME Sector.