Bhubaneswar, January 1:
Odisha MSME International Trade Fair 2014 kick-started here on Wednesday at IDCO exhibition ground.
Jointly organized by MSME Dept., Govt. of Odisha and National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC), the Odisha MSME International Trade Fair in the sprawling IDCO grounds has accommodated around 270 stalls.
The trade fair has been designed to impress upon entrepreneurs of know-how for setting up industries. The entrepreneurs of the state would get an opportunity to and understand from exhibition of the equipments which are used in the industries in this seven days long international trade fair.
There have been seven information centers in the fair, where entrepreneurs can gather information on various aspects like funding, setting up industries, marketing etc.
This trade fair which is scheduled to conclude on 7th January 2014, will have around 14 seminars spread over the seven days on different topics and buyer-seller programmes.
Eminent representatives from all over India will participate in the Trade fair and will interact with the state level entrepreneurs.
Rourkela Steel Plant, Mahanadi Coalfield Ltd., Nalco, Hindusthan Aeronautics Ltd., Paradip Port Trust, Tata Steel, IOCL, Essel Mining etc are prominent among the industrial houses participating in this international trade fair.
Also more than forty renowned equipment manufacturing companies are participating in apart from more than 16 nationalized and other private bankers.
The seven day long trade fair was formally inaugurated by Governor Shri S C Jamir in the evening while Joint Secretary of MSME Department, Government of India Mr. S N Tripathy was present as the Guest of Honour on the occasion along with Shri Panchanan Dash, Secretary, MSME, Government of Odisha and Shri P Udaya Kumar, Director, NSIC Ltd.
Among others present on the occasion were Shri N Palai, Director of Industries, Govt. of Odisha, Shri B K Das, Director, EP & M, Govt. of Odisha, Shri Arbinda Agarwal, MD, OSIC Ltd. and Shri P C Nayak, Dy. Zonal General Manager, NSIC Ltd.