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Industry director said entrepreneurs are not keen to avail the benefits announced by the state government.

Bhubaneswar:12/8/19: Industry director Pranabjyoti Nath on Monday said entrepreneurs are not keen to avail the benefits announced by the state government.

“Government announced many schemes for entrepreneurship development. But budding entrepreneurs are not keen to avail those benefits. That is the main reason why so many applications of entrepreneurs have been rejected by the industry department. Entrepreneurs need to be more aggressive to avail government schemes,” Nath said.

He hailed Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector for doing very well in procurement side.

At the same time, he also highlighted that they are not good in availing the benefits of various government schemes.

While delivering at Odisha MSME Meet 2019 concluding session organized by Odisha Association of SME (OASME), he said on the procurement side, MSMEs of the state achieve desired results.

“Now they have to work on the vendor development side. This is the area which needs more attention from the industries. On the government side, we are working on ease of doing business. The government will surprise the industry sector with so many attractive policies in the future,” he added.

Dr. S K Sahoo, Director In-charge, MSME-DI, Cuttack talked about various government schemes for women entrepreneurs.

On procurement policy, he said the Government of India mandated to procure 25% of products from MSME by PSUs.

“I suggest that government of Odisha should make arrangement for another 25% mandate so that MSMEs of Odisha can sell their 50% products to Central and State Government PSUs,” said Sahoo.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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