Is Finance Really the Magic Medicine for Indian MSMEs? Access to credit and subsidies can keep MSMEs ticking but can it really help them be productive and scale up? Will it really help them compete with their global peers or deliver world class products and services to their fellow citizens? The government is working on multiple fronts to make available quick and easy credit to MSMEs. A large number of credit focussed fintech companies have started offering "easy approval" loans to MSMEs. Is this however the right medicine to propel MSME growth? A recent panel discussion led by the Economic Times (ET Rise) led by Pranbihanga Borpuzari and reported by Neha Dewan highlighted the role of non finance elements like managerial capabilities and technology adoption in MSME success.