Bhubaneswar: Tata Power Central Odisha Distribution Ltd (TPCODL) has announced the successful convening of the MSME Business Associate Meet in Bhubaneswar on July 29, 2023.
The event served as a platform to foster business partnerships and encourage active participation of Odisha-based MSME units in various business opportunities within the Odisha Discoms. The meeting focused on promoting the development of local sources for materials and services, thereby contributing to the overall growth of MSME industries in Odisha and generating employment opportunities.
About 70 MSME units from Odisha participated in the event, making it a vibrant and productive gathering. Senior-level delegations from various MSME associations/chambers of commerce were also present at the event and shared their views. Among the distinguished guests in attendance were Saswat Mishra, IAS, Principal Secretary, MSME Department, Government of Odisha, along with esteemed dignitaries from TPCODL’s executive leadership.
The primary objective of the meeting was to encourage MSME units in Odisha to explore and establish fruitful associations with all Odisha Discoms covering the 30 districts of Odisha for various business endeavours. The event aimed to raise awareness about the existing preferential norms for MSMEs and company policies related to safety, ethics, quality, and timely delivery.
The participating MSME businesses represented a diverse range of services and supply domains. The services sector encompassed electrical network maintenance, project execution, commercial activities like meter installation, billing, and collection, call center operations, administrative jobs such as housekeeping, catering, car rental services, civil construction and maintenance work, and security services. The supply sector comprised electrical and automation equipment, IT equipment, and administrative items.
Speaking on the occasion, Saswat Mishra said, “The objective of this meet was to nurture business opportunities between the state’s MSMEs and Tata Power Discoms. The engagement between Tata Power Discoms and MSMEs promises upward growth and all-round development.”
Arvind Singh, Chief Executive Officer of TPCODL, said, “All four Discoms had a healthy interaction with the MSME business associates where we carefully listened to their feedback and took note of their valuable insights. After internal discussions and in consultation with the Principal Secretary, we plan to get back to them with probable solutions. We firmly believe that the success of any organisation depends on the success of their business associates and we aim to work towards that. We hope to foster a mutually beneficial and successful relationship.”
TPCODL and all the other Odisha Discoms remain steadfast in their mission to facilitate growth opportunities for MSMEs in Odisha, thereby bolstering the state’s economy and fostering a dynamic business environment.