Bhubaneswar, Nov 11: Asit Kumar Tripathy, Principal Advisor to Chief Minister and WODC Chairman led the “Industry care” meeting with the industries and MSME units operating in the Angul and Dhenkanal districts to solve several issues and concerns related to land, power and logistics.
Senior officials from the industries, MSME, forest, environment and energy department were on a two days visit to Angul to engage with the industrial units formally and to address their issues on a high priority basis.
The team led by Tripathy met as many as 42 large-scale and more than 50 MSME industries of the region including NALCO, NTPC, MCL, GAIL, TATA Steel BSL, Vedanta and JSPL among many others.
A detailed discussion was held on the issues such as the conditions of the state and national highways in the Angul-Dhenkanal industrial cluster, dumping of fly ash, development of district industrial areas, construction of an in-stream storage check dam.
Various district level functionaries from the departments of agriculture, horticulture, F & ARD, APICOL, Mission Shakti, tourism, lead Bank and NABARD were directed to help the local entrepreneurs in scaling up the existing projects and increase their incomes.
On the second day of the visit, the team visited Angul aluminium park to take a stock of the recent developments followed by an interactive session with the MSME industries. Issues relating to IDCO industrial estate, power supply, raw material linkage, financing to the SMEs were discussed among the key shareholders.