Odisha Govt’s ‘Industry Care’ Initiative To Address MSME Issues In Paradip

Bhubaneswar: In order to give a boost to the industry sector, the state government has decided to monitor the problems faced by the industries in Paradip under its ‘Industry Care’ initiative. 

The decision was taken at a meeting of senior officials from the Industries and MSME departments led by WODC chairman and principal advisor to Chief Minister with representatives of 44 large-scale and MSME industries in Paradip of Jagatsinghpur district on Thursday.

At the ‘Industry Care’ meeting, a detailed discussion was held on the issues related to land, power, logistics and policy. It was decided that these issues will be now vigorously monitored by the Department of Industries. The representatives of JSW Utkal Steel, ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India, Adani Wilmar, IFFCO, Essar Minmet and Container Corporation of India participated in the meeting.

The team also discussed with the district level officers from various departments such as agriculture, fisheries and Mission Shakti and asked them to help the local entrepreneurs in scaling up the projects and increase their incomes.

The government officials were on a two-day visit to Paradip, one of the busiest logistic and industrial hubs of the country on the direction from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

On the first day, the team visited the existing and upcoming industrial parks of the region such as IDCO land at Siju, Paradip Plastic Park and PCPR and inspected the recent developments. They also met senior officials of the Paradip port Trust and IOCL as a part of the ‘Industry Aftercare’ initiative. 

Hemant Sharma, Principal Secretary Industries department; Satyabrata Sahu, principal secretary, MSME department, and Md Sadique Alam, Director of Industries also interacted with the industries in a session held on MSME.

Bhupendra Singh Poonia, MD, IPICOL highlighted the District Investment Promotion Agency (DIPA) initiative.

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