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Odisha: Industries, MSME Departments Join Mo Sarkar

16 January 2020

Debashish Maharana

Bhubaneswar: In its efforts to make administration get closer to the people and governance people-centric, transparent and more responsive, the Odisha government today brought Industries and MSME departments under the Mo Sarkar initiatives.

"I am glad that two significant departments of the State government are coming under Mo Sarkar today. I believe both the departments are in absolute readiness to accept the new obligations and expectations of Mo Sarkar," said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announcing the inclusion of these departments under Mo Sarkar initiative at a special function at the Lokseva Bhawan here today.

The Chief Minister informed that eight departments have formally joined Mo Sarkar initiative in more than three months when Mo Sarkar was first launched on October 2 last year with the inclusion of two departments namely Home and Health and added that all other departments were under intensive preparation to join the initiative.

"As in market economy customer is the king; so is the citizen in a democratic system of governance. We are here to serve them. Once this basic point becomes a conviction, other factors like professionalism, efficiency and transparency will follow suit," Patnaik pointed out.

He added that every department needs to have a robust feedback mechanism and efficiency in this mechanism will force necessary behavioural changes if required.

The Chief Minister stated that the two Make-in-Odisha programmes have been huge hits receiving investment offers of more than Rs 6 lakh crore.

"Odisha has emerged as the most attractive investment destination by receiving more than 18 percent of the total investment offers of the country for the period from April to September 2019," he pointed out.

The Chief Minister expressed his happiness over  Industries and MSME departments already commissioning dedicated Mo Sarkar cells.

Speaking on the occasion Industries and MSME Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra described the endeavour as historic.

Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said that he expected the Industry department officers to always work with a positive attitude and provide best of the services to potential entrepreneurs.

During the special function 5T Secretary VK Pandian interacted with DIC Managers of Kalahandi, Angul, Cuttack and Jajpur and GM IDCO of Rourkela, Sambalpur, Gajapati on the objectives and implementation of Mo Sarkar and advised them to work for a modern state Odisha and themselves be the symbol of modernity in Odisha.

Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha

Dibya Shankar Mishra, Minister, Industries & MSME, Odisha