Bhubaneswar: In accordance with the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s vision to make Odisha the manufacturing hub of the East, Principal Advisor to Chief Minister Asit Tripathy led the ‘Industry care’ meeting with the industries and MSME units operating in the Angul and Dhenkanal districts to solve several issues and concerns related to land, power and logistics.
Senior officials from the Industries, MSME, Forest, Environment (Pollution Control) and Energy department were on a two-day visit to Angul to engage with the industrial units formally and to address their issues on a high priority basis.
The team led by Mr.Tripathy met forty-two large-scale and more than fifty MSME industries of the region including NALCO, NTPC, MCL, GAIL, TATA Steel BSL, Vedanta and JSPL among many others.
A detailed discussion was held on the issues such as the conditions of the state and national highways in the Angul-Dhenkanal industrial cluster, dumping of fly ash, development of district industrial areas, construction of an in-stream storage check dam.
Various district level functionaries from the departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, F & ARD, APICOL, Mission Shakti, Tourism, Lead Bank and NABARD etc. were directed to help the local entrepreneurs in scaling up the existing projects and increase their incomes.
On the second day of the visit, the team visited Angul Aluminium Park to take a stock of the recent developments followed by an interactive session with the MSME industries. Issues relating to IDCO industrial estate, power supply, raw material linkage, financing to the SMEs were discussed among the key shareholders.
Senior officials from the department of Industries, MSME including Principal Secretary, Industries Hemant Sharma, Principal Secretary MSME, Satyabrata Sahu, Director Industries Md Sadique Alam along with the District Collectors of Angul and Dhenkanal Siddharth Shankar Swain and Saroj Kumar Sethi participated in the event.
Through these initiatives, the State Government is also bridging the gap between policy formation and execution leading to the seamless coordination between the industries and the local government bodies of the respective districts.
MD IPICOL Bhupendra Singh Poonia highlighted the District Investment Promotion Agency (DIPA) initiative which is streamlining the last mile investment and aftercare process at the district level.