Anugul: The state MSME additional chief secretary, LN Gupta, heard the grievances of the entrepreneurs of ancillary and downstream industries in Udyog Samasya Samadhan Sibir (USSS), held in the Smelter & Power Complex of Nalco, here on Thursday.
About 72 entrepreneurs attended the USSS. Variety of grievances relating to ancillary industries , MSMEs vendors, Industries allotted in Industrial Estate, PMEGP beneficiaries, fly ash units were discussed and redressed on the spot.
The executive director of Nalco’s S & P Complex, RK Mishra, said the company has 55 ancillary industries which supply various components, spares and services to the company’s S&P plant. The Company for its Anugul facility purchasing materials worth Rs 160 crore and services worth Rs 182 crore annually. Purchases from MSMEs last year was worth Rs 29 crores. During the current year, Nalco has already procured materials worth Rs 12 crores and services worth Rs 57 crores from the vendors/suppliers of Odisha. Nalco has identified 180 items to be procured from MSMEs.
The additional chief secretary urged the local industries associations and all the entrepreneurs present to accept the challenge for supplying maximum goods and services from Odisha itself. He suggested Nalco to undertake at least 4 Vendor Development Programmes annually with special focus for the development of women, SC/ST and persons with differently abled (PwD) entrepreneurs.
The Idco CGM(MSME) informed that the land acquisition for second industrial estate over an area of 134 acres near village Tulsipal is under progress. The Angul district collector, Anil Kumar Samal, assured that advance possession of the land will be handed over to Idco within a period of one month.
The Idco CGM also informed that the Angul Aluminium Park over an area of 223 acres near Nalco’s S & P Complex is already under development and 4 enterprises have already been given provisional allotment of land.
Gupta directed the Idco to expedite the development of Aluminium Park and also the second industrial estate. He urged the bankers to expedite sanction and disbursement of assistance under PMEGP.
The USSS reviewed the progress of two clusters– Engineering and Fly Ash Brick. Whereas DSRs of both the clusters have been prepared and SPVs have been formed, progress is held up for want of possession of land by the SPVs. The proposal for funding of both the clusters under MSE- CDP scheme to government of India before the end of January 2018.
The USSS witnessed about 20 entrepreneurs register their units under Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum ( UAM ), Government e-Market Place (GeM) and Zero Effect – Zero Defect (ZED). The additional chief secretary advised other units to register under UAM, GeM and ZED. He also urged Nalco and entrepreneurs to register their employees under 4 week Learning & Development Programme (L&D) available on-line (startupodisha.gov.in).