Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said that the State Government is committed to provide a conducive atmosphere to the micro, small and medium enterprises in the State.
Odisha has been recognised as a leader by the Union Government for facilitating reforms for doing business in the State. “The State Government is committed to provide a conducive environment to the MSME entrepreneurs,” the Chief Minister said, launching an online Administration of Incentive for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in State (AIM).
Patnaik said that in the context of the Government’s initiative to promote 3 Ts –Technology, Transparency and Teamwork- in public service delivery, he was happy to launch the AIM.
The MSME entrepreneurs now onwards will be able to apply for various incentives under the IPR and the MSME policy online, he said, adding that since 2011-12, a total of 973 MSME units have been given incentives of Rs 80.50 crore generating employment to nearly 22,200 persons in the State.
The Chief Minister hoped that the web application AIM will ease the administration of incentives benefiting the MSME entrepreneurs.
The MSME Department has made provisions for different incentives under the MSMED Policy and the OFP Policy for the MSMEs. Earlier, the applicants were to apply to the concerned RICs / DIC for availing these benefits, Patnaik said.“Now, with the launch of the AIM, the entrepreneurs can apply for incentives online and avail the benefits within defined timeframe,” the Chief Minister added.