Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has omitted 20 of the last remaining serial numbers in the list of items reserved for exclusive manufacture by micro and small enterprise sector. By Notification S.O. 998(E), dated 10-4-2015, Notification No. S.O. 477(E), dated 25-7-1991 has been amended in this regard.
Items now deserved from this category and which can now be manufactured by other companies cover pickles, bread, mustard oil, groundnut oil, wooden furniture, exercise books and registers, wax candles, laundry soap, safety matches, fireworks, agarbatties, glass bangles, rolling shutters, steel almirah, steel furniture, stainless steel utensils, padlocks and aluminium domestic utensils.