Odisha Govt Will Go Extra Mile to Help MSMEs, Says CM Naveen Patnaik
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government will always go the extra mile to help and encourage the MSMEs to participate and contribute in building a vibrant and globally competitive new resurgent Odisha, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday.
Addressing the entrepreneurs at the MSME Trade Fair 2021, the Chief Minister said that his Government is constructing a dedicated State of art, incubation centre in Odisha known as O-Hub in order to provide better eco-system.
In the next financial year, the budget of MSME Department is being substantially increased, he said.
Naveen said, “The impact of Covid pandemic has been far beyond the public health sector. Due to the restrictions which were required to control the spread of the virus, the economy has been severely affected”.
The MSME sector has been particularly been affected and it will take a long time to recover fully. Our government had announced a special package to support the MSME sector. We will continue to engage with the MSMEs and ensure that the covid impact is minimised, the CM stated.
The State Government has been working closely with millions of micro entrepreneurs in the form of Mission Shakti groups.
The State is also doing well in the Startup landscape for which Odisha has been recognized at national level as a leader State. The Startups are the future of industry and MSME because of their innovative and disruptive ideas, the Chief Minister added.