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Hon’ble Finance, Excise & Agriculture & FE Minister Shri Sashi Bhusan Behera today inaugurated the International MSME Trade Fair, 2019 at idco exhibition ground in bhubaneswar . He said that Promotion and growth of MSMEs has been the top most priority of Odisha Government.

He was delighted to note that more than 400 MSMEs and 40 Start-ups are participating in the Trade Fair. Besides 32 entrepreneurs from 04 countries namely Iran, Bangladesh, South Korea and Cambodia are participating in the Trade Fair. He welcomed them all to explore business opportunities in Odisha.  Sh. Behera stated that more than 3.67 lakh MSM enterprises have been established in the state with a cumulative investment of more than Rs.17,863 crore. They are providing employment to over 14.61 lakh persons. He added that investment promotion in the MSME sector remains a focus area of the government and informed that altogether 724 projects worth Rs.2765 crore have been approved by District Level Single Window Committees since April, 2015. He wished all the international participants, industry associations, entrepreneurs and startups all the very best for their business promotion and entrepreneurial endeavors.