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New MSME Minister reviews department works

Hails on-line registration system

Bhubaneswar: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Pension and Public Grievance Minister Jogendra Behera has reviewed the work process of his department and its subsidiary institutions on May 31.

Behera lauded the on-line registration system to aware entrepreneurs and set up of enterprises. But, the Minister expressed concern over less budget allocation for the Department in the current financial year and suggested the Department Secretary to take necessary steps for more budget allocation.

The Minister discussed mainly on issues like activities of Directorate of Industries, Directorate of Export Promotion and Marketing, Small Industries Corporation, State Finance Corporation, Orissa Khadi & Village Industries Board.

The Minister Behera stressed on setting up of small and micro industries in rural sector by utilizing the raw materials available in various parts of the state, besides emphasisng on developing the downstream and ancillary industries under Ordnance Factory of the Union Government at Saintala in Balangir district and other Centre run PSUs in the state. 

Among others, Department Secretary Panchanan Das, Additional Secretary FM Nayak, Director of Industries Mr. Nityananda Palai, Director EPM Mr. Bijay Kumar Das, Odisha Small Industries Corporation Director Mr. Bibhuti Bhushan Behera, Khadi Board Secretary R Kerketa, Additional Director Industries and other senior officials were also present in meeting.

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