The Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) contribute significantly to value addition, employment generation, exports, and overall growth and development of the country's economy. In Odisha itself MSME units are generating maximum employment next to agriculture. The MSME sector is responsible for about 40 percent of the exports and 45 percent of the total manufacturing output in the country. Realizing the significance a separate Department of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises has been created with an objective to facilitate, promote, and enhance the competitiveness of MSMEs in the state. It is a State Government initiative to rejuvenate, give topmost priority, and thrust for facilitating and co-coordinating the growth and development of the MSME sector.