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Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Odisha: The Road Ahead

 Indian aluminium sector is waking up to a whole new world of opportunities. If the outcome of the recently ended Aero India 2017 is to be believed, then aluminium applications sector surely has some great bandwidth to experiment and grow its business effectively. Dr. Chitta Ranjan Mishra, the ‘Kalinga Samman’ Laureate, Eminent Chemical Scientist & Technologist, Columnist, Television Anchor, Author, Orator & National Science Communicator has attempted the roadmap through this article for the MSME entrepreneurs.

Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Department of Govt. of Odisha has notified ‘Odisha MSME Development Policy-2016’ vide their Notification Dated 24th November, 2016.  The Notification reads, “The Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) contribute significantly to value addition, employment generation and exports and thereby to overall growth of the economy. MSME sector in Odisha has immense potential for growth in view of the ongoing fast industrialization process in the state”.

The Odisha MSME Development Policy-2009 was formulated in conjunction with the Industrial Policy Resolution-2007. Meanwhile, State has notified Industrial Policy Resolution-2015 providing better fiscal and non-fiscal incentives for industries. It was, therefore, imperative to have a new MSME Development Policy to put in place commensurate enabling & support framework for sustainable growth of the MSME sector. Accordingly, draft MSME Development Policy-2016 was prepared by the Govt. of Odisha, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Department in consultation with all the stakeholders.

The Odisha MSME Development Policy-2016 has been approved by the State Cabinet in its 33rd meeting  held on the 22nd November, 2016 as communicated vide Memo No. 9599, Dated 23.11.2016 of Parliamentary Affairs Department.

The policy enhances capital investment subsidy to MSMEs and lays special emphasis on development of entrepreneurship amongst SC, ST, differently- able persons & women across the state. Also, additional capital investment subsidy has been announced for   Micro & Small Entrepreneurs setting up enterprises in the ‘industrially backward districts’ namely, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Bolangir, Subarnapur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Kandhamal, Gajapati & Mayurbhanj. This policy aims to make the Odisha State- a destination of choice.


  • Odisha is located strategically contiguous to the states of southern, central & eastern parts of India. It has a rich heritage, a vibrant present & a huge potential for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. State is also a treasure trove of natural resources. Access to global markets, presence of qualified human resource, robust infrastructure, stable polity and a positive business environment make the Odisha a favoured destination for investors.
  • Industrialization is sine qua non of economic progress. Perceptible economic progress has been achieved because of average annual growth of 5.02% in manufacturing & service sectors to the Gross State Domestic Production (GSDP) between 2011-12 & 2015-16. Odisha’s GSDP has increased at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.23% from Rs. 281450 crore to Rs. 330200 crore during this period.
  • Cumulative FDI inflows in Odisha during April, 2010 to March 2016 stood at Rs. 1027 crore. State Govt. has announced plans to facilitate growth in the manufacturing sector with year-on-year increase of 15% till 2020.
  • According to Ministry of Commerce & Industry, total exports from Odisha in 2015-16 were valued at Rs. 19,746 crore. Value of exports from the state increased at a CAGR of 2.5% between 2006-07 & 2014-15.
  • Odisha is well connected by surface transport, air & water. The state has extensive rail & road network linking various growth centers. As a measure to encourage foreign airlines to start service from Odisha, the State Govt. has announced zero Value Added Tax on aviation turbine fuel.
  • Odisha is a power surplus state with an installed capacity of 5,531.58m MW with a positive supply-demand gap of 109 MW in 2014-15.
  • Odisha ranks high in the country in terms of total value of mineral output. During 2015-16, total production of minerals in the state was recorded at 239.45million tones. Mineral resources of Odisha constitute formidable share in National deposits of Chromite-98%, Nickel-93%, Graphite-71%, Pyrophylite-65%, Manganese-67%, Bauxite-59%, China Clay-31%, Fire Clay-25%, Dolomite-18%. Odisha is the 4th largest producer of Coal & 5th largest producer of iron-ore in India.
  • Primarily, being an agrarian state, Odisha is endowed with huge allied resources like animal husbandry, fishery, forest produces etc. The vast coastline of 480km provides ample scope for marine as well as coir produce.
  • Odisha is home to some of the leading public sector enterprises like: HAL, RSP, IRE, NALCO, NTPC, NINL, PPT, IOCL, Ordnance Factory and private companies like Tata Steel, Vedanta Aluminium, Aditya Birla, Jindal Steel etc. Existence of these large industries offers a huge opportunity for establishment of Ancillary & Downstream MSMEs.
  • The state has notified Industrial Policy Resolution -2015 which lays down policy framework & fiscal incentives for industries including MSMEs. However MSME sector suffers from intrinsic disadvantages in availing priority in infrastructure, credit linkages and marketing and needs extra support especially in industrially backward districts. With a view to provide a conducive eco-system for promoting growth of MSMEs in a focused manner, commensurate with the present scenario and anticipated future, the State is declaring “Odisha MSME Development Policy, 2016”.
  • Odisha MSME Development Policy, 2016 has been formulated through a consultative process involving stake – holders including Industry Associations, financial institutions, Experts & Govt. Departments concerned.


The objectives of the policy are to:

  • Encourage new manufacturing capacity based on improve competitiveness.
  • Provide a conducive eco-system for promotion & growth of MSMEs in potential sectors.
  • Provide opportunities to local entrepreneurial talents.
  • Maximize avenues of employment generation for the youth.
  • Facilitate MSMEs in accessing domestic & export markets.
  • Make concerted efforts for revival of sick enterprises.
  • Make focused efforts for sustainable, inclusive & balanced growth.

Besides Objectives, Strategy, Enabling Framework (Ease of Doing Business, Capacity Building & Skill Development, Cluster Development, Credit Flow to MSMEs), Supporting Framework (Infrastructure Development,  Support for Ancillary & Downstream Enterprises, Marketing Assistance, Export Promotion, Raw Material Support, Technology Up-gradation), Financial Support Framework(Capital  Investment Subsidy, Seed Capital Assistance, Project Report Subsidy, Reimbursement of Audit Cost for Water Conservation, Assistance for raising Capital  through SME Exchange, Trade Mark Assistance, Reimbursement of  Training   Expenditure, Award  to MSM Enterprises/Entrepreneurs), Revival of Sick MSMEs, Governance, General Provisions  etc have been brought out in detail in Odisha MSME Development Policy Document -2016.

Odisha Draws Rs. 893 Crore Investments in Downstream Aluminium Sector:

(Ancillary and Downstream Industries have been identified as Priority Sectors in Odisha’s IPR, 2015)


Investments in aluminium downstream space are gaining momentum in Odisha. Over the past five years, the state, home to facilities of Vedanta, Hindalco, and National Aluminium Company (Nalco), has garnered Rs. 893.24 crore investments.

Ancillary & downstream industries have been identified as one of the priority sectors in Odisha’s Industrial Policy Resolution, 2015. The latest industrial policy statement offers a string of tax sops and incentives to the identified thrust sectors such as interest subsidy, stamp duty exemption, the exemption of contract demand and reimbursement of employment cost subsidy.

Odisha has so far received five investment proposals in aluminium downstream domain-four of them have been for the aluminium park at Angul developed jointly by Nalco with the state owned Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO). This is the first of its kind project in the country where molten aluminium would be sourced directly to feed the downstream units at the park.

With an investment of Rs. 180 crore on the infrastructure of the project, the aluminium park would reflect a complete industrial state- of- the- art entity, fully equipped with logistics, infrastructure facility, an exclusive training centre, a park administration and a display and a trade services facility.

The aluminium park is located strategically in the vicinity of Nalco’s smelting facility at Angul and also in close proximity to the ports and markets. Nalco has committed to supply molten aluminium of up to 100,000 tonnes per annum to the downstream units at the park.

The park has bagged an overseas investment from Bahrain based Midal Cables. The company has proposed a rod and wire conductor unit at the park at an investment of Rs. 358.90 crore with a capacity of 60,000 tonnes per annum.  Grid Conductors Ltd.  , a subsidiary of  Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.(PGCIL), has proposed to establish  an aluminium an aluminium alloy conductor unit in Odisha , committing an investment of Rs. 127.35 crore.

There is a proposal by Gupta Power Infrastructure Ltd.  To set up a facility for HT (High Tension) cables within the aluminium park at a cost of Rs. 192.07 crore.

Beyond the aluminium park, Deepak Cables (India) Ltd has sought to put up an integrated aluminium downstream project at Dulampur in Bargarh district, investing Rs. 155 crore.

The extent of these investments diversifies to other value added products catering to white goods, auto components, construction & other allied industries. Ancillary businesses are also expected to benefit from this project and their investors include providers of the raw material of Calcined Petroleum, Special Refractory Bricks, Cryolite, Caustic Soda and Aluminium Fluoride.

Indian Aluminium Sector to Fly High Powered by Aerospace, Defence Demand

Indian aluminium sector is waking up to a whole new world of opportunities. If the outcome of the recently ended Aero India 2017 is to be believed, then aluminium applications sector surely has some great bandwidth to experiment and grow its business in it, effectively.

A look at the consumption pattern of aluminium in India would reveal that the greatest share goes in to extrusion making since they serve as the input materials for the manufacture of rods, plates, profiles and tubes that are used in Building & Construction sector- the largest aluminium end user industry in India. There are presently 250 odd active extruders producing a variety of complex extrusions in the country but not too many of them are engaged in the production of high-grade aluminium alloy extrusions.

In fact, specialty aluminium alloys production, till date, a government-only pursuit where state controlled entities like Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd have to rely on imports to meet their entire requirements. There exists a huge gap between what is produced in India and what is available commercially in the world market. However, with new investments opportunities being created through programmes like ‘Make in India’, this gap are likely to get narrowed down, and aero India 11th edition got the ball rolling, exactly in this direction.

Aero India 2017 saw India’s MSMEs forging quality tie ups:


India’s leading aerospace precision engineering and manufacturing company Aequs announced at the Aero India 2017 held in Bangalore during 14-18, February, 2017 that it will invest INR 500 crore for setting up a dedicated facility for Indian defense production at Tuem, Goa. The multi capability manufacturing facility to be set up with an initial investment of INR 500 crore will be a part of the Tuem Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) hub. Aequs will manufacture defense aerospace components using composites and high-end alloys of aluminium, titanium, steel and other metals. The operations are expected by February, 2019. The company offers forging capabilities through its group company SQuAD Forging India Pvt. Ltd. SQuAD specializes in Aero structural parts, Landing Gear and Breaking System components in aluminium, steel, titanium or nickel base alloys.


Commenting on the development Aravind Melligeri, Chairman & CEO, Aequs said, “This is the first venture in the private sector, which will manufacture high-end components and systems for aerospace and defense sector and support the ‘Make in India’ initiative”.

Intech DMLS Limited, a metal 3D printing additive manufacturing establishment in India’s aviation sector, launched its first indigenously developed jet engine series for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Remote Controlled (R/C) Aircraft at the event in Bangalore. The company specializes in making cost effective functional components for cabin interiors, engine & turbines, and optimum light weighting solutions using high-end, innovative metal alloys such as Aluminium Magnesium alloy AlSi10Mg.

Prior to this, seven Indian corporate houses have ventured in to the segment. The last to foray was the Aditya Birla Group. The conglomerate with interest from aluminium and other base metals to telecommunications announced its intention last year April to form JVs with the US, Israeli and Russian companies to make component parts for aerospace and combat vehicles.

The event also saw Aerospace Industries (IAI) roping in India’s Dynamatic the Israel Technologies Ltd (DTL) to jointly tap the Indian UAV (unmanned air vehicles) market. Both companies signed a cooperation agreement regarding the production, assembly and support of mini UAV in India. The agreement also encompasses the transfer of technology from IAI to DTL to enable the indigenous capability for mini UAV systems.

DTL manufactures high quality Non-Ferrous Alloy and Castings for Industrial, Automotive and Aerospace Applications under its partner company Dynametal. Its Dynamatic-Oldland Aerospace, India, is a partner of choice for agencies of national importance for the development of exacting Airframe Structures and Precision Aerospace Components. The UK facility, on the other hand, is a certified supplier to international aerospace majors like Airbus UK, Boeing, GKN Aerospace, Magellan Aerospace, GE Aviation Systems, Lockheed Martin etc.

IAI also signed a term sheet for a joint venture with Pune-based defense business Kalyani Strategic Systems, at Aero India-2017. Joseph Weiss, president of IAI, sounded bullish on india as he went on to say, “We will transfer technology to build these products for India.” IAI has similar ventures with Tata Advanced Material and Bangalore based Alpha Design. Earlier in August, 2016, global aircraft manufacturer Boeing awarded a contract for manufacture of titanium machined parts and aluminium assemblies for the 787 Dreamliner and 737 Airplanes to Bangalore – based MSME CIM Tools.  The company continues to increase its footprint in India as direct & indirect suppliers and sourcing activities continue to grow rapidly.

India is opening up, but there are bottlenecks:

Both aerospace and defense present interesting opportunities for the Indian aluminium sector. The air traffic growth is robust here, thanks to the growing middle-income group with more disposable income in hands, and ongoing airfare rationalization by the airlines. This is spurring long-term demand for aircraft fleet where aluminium is expected to dominate despite the entry of other substitute materials such as carbon fibre composites. Defense being key strategic area is drawing more attention from the Central Government. The Centre is attempting to boost MSME sector’s contribution towards indigenous manufacturing in defense and aerospace from the present 20-30 to 70 % in the next five years under its ambitious ‘Make in India’ programme.

Coming to challenges, there is major technology and infrastructure related constraints in producing aerospace –grade alloys in India. The companies here have achieved some measure of success in producing aerospace –grade aluminium alloy billets and slabs, but that is clearly inadequate keeping in mind the growing requirement for the material. The need of the hour is to establish state-of –the –art facilities with upgraded technologies for advanced manufacturing. As the demand for aerospace alloys in the country grows coupled with decent opportunities for exports, the Indian aluminium sector can seriously think of forging specific cross-border ventures to effectuate faster transfer of technologies.

Presently, India imports nearly 60% of its defense manufacturing components. The Government of India is committed to lending support to the country’s MSMEs and work in close association towards import substitution and job creation.

Further, with the country’s private sector increasingly being included in to defense production, MSMEs can have a wider set of customers to target. Their go-to-market approach needs to be followed up with a clear articulation on what capabilities will support the right execution by them. But as Anurag Garg, Director with PwC’s Strategy & – Aerospace & Defense Leader, says, “…… there is no short cut for the same. However, once you are there, you are sorted for at least a decade of margin – rich sustainable business.”

Aluminium Park, Angul:

The Strategy: The Aluminium Park at Angul in Odisha is an exclusive state-of-the-art industrial park for ancillary and downstream industries for alumina and aluminium.

Odisha accounts for nearly 55% of the bauxite presence in India and the park has been envisaged to leverage on this advantage and encourage investment in aluminium based industries. Spread over an area of 223 acres, the park is strategically located at a distance of only 4 km from the National Highway 42. It is also first of its kind park in the sub–continent with a facility for directly having molten aluminium from the smelter. About $29 million is proposed to be spent on developing a state-of-the-art infrastructure to facilitate the industries. The park is also strategically well connected by means of roadways and railways and international airport. Paradeep port, one of the largest ports in India and a gateway to the ASEAN markets is just 174 km away from the park.

The project features an exclusive infrastructure and common facility for downstream industries in the aluminium sector. The infrastructure is designed with plug-and-play facilities, which enable the industries to setup in minimal time and begin production. The project also ensures committed feedstock of metal for the industries. Major investment opportunities lay in the value added products to cater to white goods, auto components, construction and other industries.

Sops by Nalco, Odisha Govt. to make Aluminium Park Globally Competitive:

A string of incentives announced by National Aluminium Company (Nalco) and the Odisha government promises to make the downstream aluminium park at Angul a globally competitive cluster. The aluminium park is being developed jointly by Nalco and state owned Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco). The park, spread over 240 acres is located close to Nalco’s aluminium smelting unit at Angul. The park is modeled on Sohar Aluminum’s cluster in Oman where molten aluminium is supplied to the downstream units. This saves on logistics costs and also ensures continuous raw material supplies. In India, this is the first of its kind project in the country where molten aluminium would be sourced directly to feed the downstream units at the park. But, both Nalco and Idco- the equity holders in the aluminium park have gone beyond the commitment of raw material supply. “Nalco is providing a pricing discount of Rs 5000 per tonne on aluminium ingots and Rs 4000 a tonne on molten metal. We are also offering our brand name to the units. Given the array of incentives available to the downstream units at the aluminium park, we believe they can save up to Rs 10,000 per tonne. This will make the Angul aluminium park a globally competitive model”, said Nalco’s Chairman Dr. T K Chand, also the president at Aluminium Association of India (AAI). The move will not only boost the small and medium scale industries of the state but would help these industries using NALCO aluminium, to push their products from local to global market, said Dr. Chand.

According to Dr. Chand, “While Nalco provides a large market for the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises of Odisha and has supported the growth of the sector as a responsible Mother Plant, the company is now considering lending its brand name for downstream MSME industries dealing with aluminium applications, he said while addressing the participants recently at the 31st Annual State Level Convention of Odisha Assembly of small & Medium enterprises.”

Commenting on the MSMEs of Odisha, Dr. Chand said “Although the per unit employment average in MSME in Odisha is 5.2 compared to national average of 2.3, this sector needs handholding of the Government & large industries for its growth & development. Proper infrastructure, raw material availability and affordable input energy rates for making products cost competitive are crucial.”

Dr. Chand said, 240 acres land has been acquired for the aluminium park and if needed, an additional 100 acres can be acquired. Since land cost was deterring many potential investors, Idco has decided to slash it. The initial land cost for investors was Rs 60 lakh but Idco is offering a price of Rs 50 lakh per acre, with the offer valid till June 2018. Over the past five years, the state has attracted investments worth Rs 893 crore including proposals by Bahrain based Midal Cables and Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) subsidiary Grid Conductors Ltd. Four out of the five proposals drawn are for the aluminium park developed jointly by Nalco and state government owned Idco at Angul. The park has bagged one overseas investment from Bahrain-based Midal Cables. The company has proposed a rod and wire conductor unit at the park at an investment of Rs 358.90 crore with an annual capacity of 60,000 tonnes per annum. Grid Conductors Ltd, a subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL), has proposed to establish an aluminium and aluminium alloy conductor unit in Odisha, committing an investment of Rs 127.35 crore.

There is a proposal by Gupta Power Infrastructure Ltd to set up a facility for HT (high tension) cables within the aluminium park at a cost of Rs 192.07 crore. Beyond the aluminium park, Deepak Cables (India) Ltd has sought to put up an integrated aluminium downstream project at Dulampur in Bargarh district, investing Rs 155 crore. With an investment of Rs 180 crore on infrastructure of the project, the aluminium park would reflect a complete industrial state-of-the-art entity, fully equipped with logistics infrastructure facility, an exclusive training centre, a park administration and a display & trade services facility. The park would also contain an Aluminium Product Evaluation Centre (APEC) furnished with a full-fledged tool room, testing, simulation and evaluation facilities, processing hall and prototype development facility to foster innovation and deliver excellence in terms of quality.

Italy likely to invest in Angul Aluminium Park:

 Industrialists from Italy, who were part of a high-level delegation to Odisha, have evinced interest in investing in the upcoming Angul Aluminium Park. The team expressed satisfaction at the facilities at the park and said it has huge potential to attract investment from across the globe at the Indo-Italian Metal Hub Seminar organised by the Aluminium Association of India at Bhubaneswar on 20th January, 2018.

“Strengthening economic cooperation will go a long way in improving relations between Italy & India. The Indo-Italian Metal Hub Seminar called Aluminium Age is an effort in that direction, “said Damiano Francovigh, Italian consulate in India.

An Italian team led by the  consul general of Italy, Italian Aluminium Association, CEOs and senior executives of different Italian organizations and the Indian team led by Nalco , Odisha Government, various agencies and associations of Indian & Italian industry discussed the way forward to collaborate in the aluminium sector.

“Odisha offers the perfect ecosystem to be the hub of the aluminium sector and we are committed to forge strong economic ties with Italy. The molten aluminium can be directly obtained from Nalco when the Angul aluminium Park becomes operational,” said industries minister Mr. Niranjan Pujari. Industry Secretary Sanjiv Chopra said, “The visit by the Italian delegation has come at a very time when the future looks bright for investors keen on investing in the aluminium sector.”

Investment Opportunities for Down Stream Industries in Aluminium:

 In the Make in Odisha Conclave held in Bhubaneswar from November 30 to December 2, 2016, a document on “ODISHA – NEW OPPORTUNITIES; Investment Opportunities in Odisha: Downstream Industries in Aluminium” was released by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha Sri Naveen Patnaik. In the preface, Hon’ble Chief Minister has mentioned that:


 “With 54% of the total Aluminium smelting capacity of the country, Odisha presents an excellent opportunity for Ancillary and Downstream sector industries in the Aluminium sector to set up units in the State.

Ancillary and Downstream industry is a focus sector for the State. With the presence of large mother plants of Vedanta, Hindalco and NALCO in the State and dedicated locations identified at Angul and Jharsuguda for setting up Ancillary and Downstream parks, Odisha is the preferred destination for Ancillary and Downstream manufacturers in this sector.

Coupled with competitive cost of doing business and best- in class incentive framework, the State offers a compelling value proposition for units in the Ancillary and Downstream sector. To facilitate the investors in the sector, short profiles have been prepared with key features of various projects that an investor may consider to set up in the State. These project profiles provide information regarding the area required, approximate project cost, process, utility and manpower requirement which would assist the investors in the decision making process. This compendium provides information on 20 such select projects which could be considered for further due diligence by the investors.

I am confident that the investors, particularly in the MSME sector, will find this compendium of ‘ready-to-set-up’ project profiles useful.”      ….. Unquote

In the said document,  a detailed account on 20 New Opportunities  in Aluminium Downstream Sector have been opened up before the entrepreneurs for realizing the same  in a time bound manner for bringing in industrial renaissance in the state. They are facilities for manufacturing of:

  1. Aluminium Die Casting
  2. Aluminium Shots & Notch Bars
  • Aluminium Wire Rod
  1. Aluminium Powder
  2. Caps and Closures
  3. Fabricated Aluminium Products
  • Aluminium Circles
  • ACSR Grade Aluminium Conductors
  1. AAAC Grade Aluminium Conductors
  2. Aluminium Extrusion
  3. Aluminium Forgings
  • Aluminium Hinges
  • Aluminium Utensils
  • Aluminium Tower Bolts
  1. Aluminium Dross Processing
  • Venetian Blinds
  • Facility for Aluminium Recycling Plant
  • Setting up of Centralized Metal Testing Laboratory
  • Facility for Expanded Metal Mesh Manufacturing and
  1. Facility for Anodizing Plant

Details on Area Requirement, Approx. Project Cost, Project Scale, Process, Utilities & Man Power Requirement have been clearly brought out in the document for each & every project as has been adumbrated above.  Entrepreneurs may like to take this novel advantage and proceed ahead in realization of these downstream ventures in the state to make Odisha the Happening State & the Gateway of Aluminium in Asia.

Additional Information:

  • Aluminium Powder :

Small Industries Service Institute, Kurla, Andheri Road, Saki Naka, Mumbai–400 072 has prepared a Project Profile on ‘ Aluminium Powder’ which may be referred by the entrepreneurs for setting up Aluminium Powder production unit in Angul District.

  • Aluminium Pressure Die Casting (Up to 0.75kg) :

Similarly, Small Industries Service Institute, Industrial Area-B, Ludhiana-141003, Phone No. :-0161-2531733-35.has prepared a Project Profile on  ‘ Aluminium Pressure Die Casting (Up to 0.75kg)’  which may also  be referred by the prospective entrepreneurs for setting up such units in the Angul Districts of Odisha.

  • Aluminium Shots and Notched Bars:

Similarly, Small Industries Service Institute, Bais Godam Industrial Estate, Jaipur—302006, Phone Nos. : 212098, 213099, Fax: (0141)-210553, E-mail: sisijpr@Raj.nic.in, Website: www.sisijaipur.org has prepared a Project Profile on ‘Aluminium Shots and Notched Bars’ which may also be referred by the entrepreneurs for further details on the project.

List of Viable Aluminium Ancillary& Downstream Projects for Possible Implementation under MSME in Angul District:

             Govt. of Odisha has identified the following Viable Aluminium Ancillary& Downstream Projects for possible implementation under MSME in Angul District. Entrepreneurs should take advantage of this golden opportunity and establish their credibility by realization of these ventures in the Angul District. Angul District Administration will extend all possible cooperation in materializing the dreams and challenges of the entrepreneurs.

 List of Ancillary Industries:

 Aluminum Dross Processing

  • Metal Ladle Clearing & Repairs
  • Maintenance of MTVS,Furnace Skimming Vehicles
  • Refractory Maintenance & Services
  • Fabrication & Erection of MS Sheds Wire Mesh, Fencing, Staircase, Structure
  • Repair of Pot Hoods, Anode Pallets, Bath Pallets, Hammer, Tips, Anode Rods.
  • Welding of Anode Rods at Rodding Shop.
  • Industrial Electrical Maintenance
  • Industrial Civil Work and Maintenance

List of Downstream Industries:


  • Conductors
  • Casting
  • Rolled Products
  • Auto Parts
  • Refrigeration Items
  • Utensils
  • Aluminum Alloy Products
  • Construction Material
  • Packaging
  • Others (Powders, Slugs/ Circles, Collapsible Tubes, Anodized Aluminum, etc.).

  Odisha is considered as the Gate Way of Asia in the field of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium and the Capital City of Bhubaneswar is gradually emerging as the Aluminium Capital of India.  In addition to Primary Aluminium Production, where India has already made a remarkable mark, MSME Sectors need their deserving foothold in the economic resurgence of Odisha. Entrepreneurs are required to take up challenges boldly and come out winners in this astounding industrial revolution of the state.


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