Bhubaneswar, October 24 (LocalWire): The state government has been facilitating the creation of an ideal business eco-system to make Odisha a hub of the food processing sector in the eastern region.
“The state is endowed with immense potential for growth in food processing sector with its natural resources, long coastline and favorable climatic conditions for a variety of agri-produce, fruits, vegetables and marine products,” Energy, Industries, and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) minister of state Dibya Shankar Mishra said.
He was speaking at the interactive session organised by the state-run Industrial Promotion and Investment Corporation of Odisha (IPICOL) on Wednesday.
“The state’s robust, dedicated and entrepreneur-friendly food processing policy and guidelines make Odisha a favourable destination for investing in the sector,” he stated.
Speaking on the occasion, Industries and MSME commissioner-cum-secretary Hemant Sharma, said, “With the availability of raw materials, 10 agro-climatic zones, agriculture resources, seafood, farming landscape, adequate cold storage capacity and easy connectivity to ASEAN region, Odisha has all the ingredients required for the growth of food processing and seafood sector.”
“We are further providing several subsidies to encourage investors to choose Odisha,” he said.