These centres support MSMEs by giving them access to advanced manufacturing technologies, skilling manpower and providing technical and business advisory support.
"We have got sanction to set up 20 more technology centres in different parts of the country," he said here at CII's Global SME Business Summit 2018.
Currently, 10 such centres are operational in different states of the country.
The MSME minister said that there were some challenges for the sector, but the government was working on all those areas, including providing timely credit.
"I think these entrepreneurs have created jobs for about three crore people," he added.
Speaking at the event, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said SMEs should tap the opportunity to become part of the global value chain.
"For our SMEs to collaborate with global partners and become part of global value chain, our government has been working on policies and action plans that will support SMEs in different ways. We have also been working on facilitating export and protection of intellectual property rights," he added.
MSMEs contributing around 45 per cent in the country's exports, 24.63 per cent to the GDP from service activities and 33.4 per cent to the manufacturing output.