The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has invited applications for the National Awards 2012 from outstanding entrepreneurs in the field of manufacturing, service, quality products, research and development and product/process innovative efforts. The award includes cash prize of Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1 lakh and a trophy. Applications are available at the Mysore Industries Association, K.R.S Road or DIC, Mysore. Last date for submission of application is July 29. For details, call Suresh Kumar Jain, general secretary, MIA, on 9986444654, the

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