Friday, 20 January, 2012
Steel City hosts international trade fair
Times of India reports ROURKELA: The Micro Small Medium Entrepreneurs (MSME) International Trade Fair started here on Wednesday evening. It was inaugurated by principal secretary (industries) T Ramchandru. He said this fair organized by the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and department of industries, is a platform for MSME to know the required areas of large industries and draw their product line to match the requirements. "I hope, a healthy relationship between MSME and large industries, including the PSUs, will be developed and maintained and the MSMEs will be a part to their supply chain," Ramchandru said. "Many MSMEs are participating in this international trade fair and I appeal to all of them to come and set up their units in this part of state," Ramachandru said. Speaking on the occasion, RSP chief executive officer G S Prasad said this international trade fair will give a big exposure to the budding entrepreneur of the state as they will get an opportunity to interact with several industries both MSME and large industries and know their requirements. "Large industries like RSP have always come forward to support the MSME sector by providing orders of our purchase items but the only requirement is timely delivery with quality materials," Prasad said. Among others, Sundargarh collector Roopa Roshan Sahoo, NIT director Sunil Sarangi, NSIC director Uday Kumar and vice-president (corporate affairs), Vedanta Alumina Ltd., Sanjay Pattnaik also addressed the gathering. The fair organized at the air strip field of will continue till Sunday.