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MoU signed between OASME, KEC-Iran for mutual cooperation

Bhubaneswar:3/2/19 A memorandum of understanding was signed between Odisha Assembly of Small and Medium Enterprises (OASME) and Khazar Electric Company (KEC) from Iran on Saturday.

The MoU was signed for mutual cooperation for transfer of technology and production of equipments for agriculture, food processing, agriculture and waste management.

It was signed on the 4th day of MSME International Trade Fair-2019.

More than 300 women entrepreneurs, exporters and startups participated in a session on “Promoting Women Entrepreneurship”.

MSME secretary L.N. Gupta informed that there are 40,892 MSMEs led by women entrepreneurs in the state providing employment to 1.58 lakh persons.

He added that 6032 micro enterprises led by women entrepreneurs have been assisted with margin money of Rs.142 crore under PMEGP since 2008-09.

Also, 38 MSMEs led by women have been extended capital investment subsidy of Rs.4.5 crore under Odisha MSME and Odisha Food Processing Policy by the state government.

He encouraged women entrepreneurs to come forward and take help of the entire ecosystem to further growth of their business.

He also announced a system of resolution of credit related grievances at the level of General Managers of RICs/DICs on every Monday.

Subha Sarma, Handloom, Textiles & Handicraft Department secretary highlighted the potential for women enterprise in textile and handicraft sectors.

She stated that the gap in supply of institutional uniforms/apparel and training opportunities in Incubation Centre starting from sewing to marketing may be leveraged by prospective women entrepreneurs.

She emphasized on fusion of innovative ideas in traditional Handicrafts and invited the Women Designers to come forward for partnership with Boyanika.

She also highlighted opportunity for aggregators to act as marketer for Handicraft products and adoption of value based packaging practices for Handicrafts.

Sujata Kartikeyan, Mission Shakti director shared success stories of women SHGs. She informed that Mission Shakti is associated with 70 lakh women in 6 lakh SHG Groups.


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