Odisha’s MSME (micro, small & medium enterprises) department has asked National Aluminium Company (Nalco) to undertake vendor development programmes to boost local procurement.
L N Gupta, additional chief secretary (MSME), Odisha, suggested that the navratna company undertake at least four vendor development programmes annually with special focus on development of women, SC/ST and differently-abled entrepreneurs. The suggestion was accepted by R K Mishra, executive director (smelter & power), Angul at Nalco.
Gupta chaired a meeting of the ‘Udyog Samasya Samadhan Sibir’ at Nalco’s smelter & power (S&P) complex last Thursday. The meet was attended by 72 entrepreneurs.
Gupta urged the local industries associations and all the entrepreneurs present to accept the challenge for supplying maximum goods & services from Odisha. He also appealed to all the entrepreneurs to register their units under Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum (UAM), Government e-Market Place (GeM) and Zero Effect-Zero Defect (ZED). Around 20 entrepreneurs were exposed to the process of the registration on-line for UAM, GeM and ZED on the spot.