Odisha govt approves 7 MSME clusters


Bhubaneswar: The State Level Project Steering Committee (SLPSC) meeting held under the chairmanship of MSME secretary L.N. Gupta on Saturday approved Dry Fish Cluster at Paradeep, Rice Mill Cluster at Balasore and Coir Cluster at Teispur, Puri.

The Dry Fish Cluster at Paradeep comprises of 424 micro enterprises with SPV having 24 members. The cluster is aimed at using GMP, by-products and waste for further value addition.

The total project cost of the Dry Fish cluster project is Rs.9.55 crore, of which Govt. of India contribution is Rs.6.5 crore.

Similarly, the Coir Cluster proposed at Teispur, Puri comprises of 49 micro and 6 small enterprises. The cluster once completed, will have raw material & product processing centre, coir pith value addition centre and quality testing lab, which will boost the coir based industry.

The total project cost of the cluster is Rs.12.25 crore, of which Rs.9.31 crore is proposed to be met by Govt. of India contribution.

The Rice Mill Cluster at Balasore has 21 micro/small enterprises as members and is being set up with a view to produce rice bran oil. The total project cost of the cluster is Rs.14.98 crore, of which Rs.10.49 crore is proposed to be met by Govt. of India contribution.

The Committee also advised the Director, Industries, Odisha to complete DPRs and IDCO to expedite allotment of suitable land to Engineering Cluster at Angul, Fly Ash Cluster at Angul and Automobile Cluster at Bhubaneswar and Rasagola Cluster at Pahal.

Besides, the SLPSC approved the proposals of IDCO for upgradation of the existing industrial estates at Anargadia in Balasore district at a project cost of Rs.8.50 crore, Paradeep at a project cost of Rs.10 crore, Jagatpur Industrial Estate at a cost of Rs.10 crore and Chandaka Industrial Estate at a cost of Rs.10 crore for recommendation to the DC, MSME, Govt. of India.