Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik Friday inaugurated the MSME Trade Fair 2021.

Speaking on the occasion, the CM said, ” The MSME sector has been particularly been affected due to pandemic 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.”

“We have been working closely with millions of our micro entrepreneurs in the form of Mission Shakti groups. I am glad to know that the Trade Fair has provided special platform for them to showcase their products.”

Patnaik said, 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. To provide better eco-system, the State government is constructing a dedicated State of art, incubation centre in Odisha known as O-Hub.

In the next financial year, the budget of MSME Department is being substantially increased. He said his government will always go the extra mile to help and encourage the MSMEs to encourage them to participate and contribute in building a vibrant and globally competitive new resurgent Odisha.