Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday dedicated eleven new online services of MSME department developed under 5T initiative for the entrepreneurs of Odisha.

The online services will largely benefit the micro, small and medium entrepreneurs to avail the government benefits and services in a hassle free manner and add on to the ease of doing business in this sector.

Patnaik said the government is pursuing transformative initiatives through use of appropriate IT solutions to ensure efficiency and transparency in the process. He added the overall improvement in governance mechanism has made Odisha a top destination for new investments.

Patnaik said, “Even during the pandemic, we are successful in attracting investments to the tune of Rs 1.17 lakh crore since February 2020 with an opportunity to create over 53 thousand jobs in varied sectors.”

“My Government is committed to create an enabling environment for MSME enterprises and support them to realise their fullest potentiality as it is the real growth engine of our economy.”

The state economy is also facing a tough time and the MSMEs need support of the government at this critical juncture, he said adding, “I would like to impress upon the MSME department to ensure that all eligible entrepreneurs are covered under various schemes implemented by the government from time to time.”