Bhubaneswar: BJP MP from Odisha’s Balasore Pratap Chandra Sarangi today took charge as the Minister of State (MoS) for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) at New Delhi today.
Sarangi assumed office in presence Union Minister of MSME Nitin Gadkari, who also took charge of the Ministry today.
While assuming office, Gadkari said that the most important work to be done is boosting economic development of the country by employment generation and the MSME Ministry is a core Ministry which can create jobs in rural, semi-urban and urban areas of the country.
Nitin Gadkari further said that import substitution is the need of the hour and the SME industries of the country can contribute hugely to the products that need to be manufactured domestically in order to restrict imports.
Both Ministers were welcomed by Secretary MSME, Dr. Arun Kumar Panda and KVIC Chairman, Vinay Kumar Saxena and other senior officers of the Ministry, KVIC and Coir Board.