Principal Secretary MSME LN Gupta today said that development of MSME is priority of State Government, as it has announced several new policies to promote manufacturing enterprises.
He said, speaking at a seminar during the MSME Fair here that the State Level Single Window Committees have approved 251 projects worth Rs.661 crore since 1 April, 2015.
“In order to create an opportunity for MSMEs to set up downstream units, State Government is setting up Aluminium Park at Angul, Plastic Park at Paradeep, Fly Ash Park at Angul and Marine Food Park at
Deras, Bhubaneswar,” he added.
Mr.Gupta said as many as 54 product based MSME clusters have been identified for development in a phased manner.
In his address Nalco CMD Tapan Kumar Chand said that large industries are like trunks of a tree while MSMEs are the roots. “Development of MSMEs is essential for employment,” he added.
Principal Secretary, IndustriesSanjeev Chopra lauded the MSME Department for organizing this year’s trade fair with a difference.
He said various departments have undertaken reforms in the regulations and processes and today online clearances for 15 services are available for entrepreneurs to take advantage.
Mr.Chopra also called upon the MSMEs to take benefit of State Government’s Industrial Portal for Land Use & Services (GOiPLUS), Automated Post Allotment Application (APAA), Infowizard and Composite Inspection Framework as part of ease of doing their business.
Secretary Skill Development & Technical Education and CMD IDCO, Sanjay Kumar Singh in his address said that a land bank of one lakh acre is being created in the State, and a portion of which will be reserved for development of MSMEs.
He cited the example of Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) cluster at Info Valley and said large industries are asking for setting up of MSME units before they arrive.
Mr. Singh added that there are 103 industrial estates, and many of these have surplus developed land available for allotment to MSMEs.
Director, Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology (IMMT) Barada Kant Mishra called upon all the R & D institutes to come together to help generate ideas, set up incubation facility and help the entrepreneurs to commercialise the technology.
He added that Odisha should have an online CSIR window to disseminate relevant technologies for the MSME sector. Director & Head, Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET) Dr PSG Krishnan shared the various possibilities for MSME entrepreneurs in plastic sector while Central Tool Room & Training Centre(CTTC) Dr SK Kar spoke in detail on the importance of zero defect zero effect for the industries.
Executive Director (Material), NALCO AK Patra spoke on MSE vendor development by NALCO.