The Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
contribute significantly to value addition, employment generation,
exports and overall growth and development of the country?s economy. In
Odisha itself MSME units are generating maximum employment next to
agriculture. The MSME sector is responsible for about 40 per cent of the
exports and 45 per cent of the total manufacturing output in the
country. Realizing the significance a separate Department of Micro,
Small & Medium Enterprises has been created with an objective to
facilitate, promote and enhance competitiveness of MSMEs in the state.
It is a State Government initiative to rejuvenate, give topmost priority
and thrust for facilitating and co-coordinating the growth and
development of the MSME sector.