Odisha Sun Times Bureau:
Bhubaneswar, Jan 10:
If Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector is properly developed, Odisha won’t have poverty, Cooperation and Excise Minister Dr Damodar Rout said at a workshop on Promotion & Development of MSMEs through Cluster Approach here today.
Highlighting the various cluster development initiatives of the state government, MSME Secretary Panchanan Dash said the state government has launched various programmes for cluster development to help MSMEs compete in the global market as well as with big industries.
He called for quick approval of several Cluster development proposals submitted by the state Government but still pending with the Government of India.
“The Union government gave the assurance to try for quick approval of the cluster development proposals of the state government while adding that it would initiate steps to provide all support towards MSME development in Odisha,” Samarendra Sahu, Additional Development Commissioner (MSME) said.
Mukesh Gulati, Ex-Country Head, UNIDO and presently Executive Director of Foundation of MSME clusters made a presentation on successful models of MSME clusters across the country and globe.
Around 300 entrepreneurs participated in the workshop today.