45 MSME clusters to be set up in Odisha soon: Union Minister

Bhubaneswar: A state-of-the-art Tool Room Training Centre will soon be set up in Rourkela. While the Centre will sanction Rs 200 crore, the Odisha Government will provide land for the project. Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Pratap Sarangi informed this after meeting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Lok Seva Bhawan here today.

Sarangi  further said that a total of 226 MSME clusters would come up in the county, including 45 in Odisha.

Speaking to mediamen the Union Minister said, “It was a very fruitful interaction with CM Naveen today. The MSME Ministry has approved Rs 200 crore for setting up a Tool Room at Rourkela of Sundergarh district. The Odisha Government has been requested to provide the land. Besides, four extension centres under the monitoring of the tool room would be set up at Balasore, Berhampur, Keonjhar and Kalahandi.’

Around Rs 20 crore will be spent for setting up of each extension cluster. Proposals for two extension centres have already been sent to the MSME Ministry, he added.

Sarangi further said around 6700 acres of unused land in coastal districts of the state like Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Ganjam will be used for developing brackish water aquaculture projects.

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