WODC Chairman Sets Timeline For New MSME Projects In Odisha’s Balangir

Principal Advisor to Chief Minister and chairman of Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) Asit Tripathy on Thursday set timelines for resolution of the issues faced by MSME entrepreneurs for their projects in Balangir district.

On the second day of his visit to the district, Tripathy interacted with agri-business and MSME entrepreneurs in DRDA conference hall in presence of president of Zilla Parisad Debaki Sahu, collector Chanchal Rana and district officers of different departments.

During the discussion, it was revealed that the micro, small and medium enterprisers in the district were assisted under Mukhyamanti Karma Tatpara Abhiyana (MUKTA), PMEGP and PMFME schemes. The poultry farms, layer farms, food processing and cotton ginning units have made good progress in the district. An electric vehicle manufacturing unit was also in pipeline.

During the interactive session, some entrepreneurs raised the problems faced by them like land demarcation, power supply, drainage system near industrial units and bank credit. Tripathy set timelines for resolution of the issues by the departments concerned.

The WODC chairman also directed the district administration to organise regular facilitation sessions with local entrepreneurs and industries operating in the district. “The administration should organise entrepreneurship training camps for the local youth and handhold them in setting up their ventures. It should also develop marketing infrastructure and help linking the local products with national and international market,” he said.

Among others, Project Director, District Rural Development Agency; General Manager, DIC; District veterinary officer, Deputy Director, Horticulture; District Fisheries Officer; Executive Engineer, Agriculture (APICOL) and Divisional Head, IDCO Balangir participated in the discussions. Around 20 entrepreneurs from different sectors shared their experience.

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