ABHYUTTHANA FOUNDATION TRUST organized its first webinar on “ORIENTING MSMEs in times of COVID -19” on 26 September 2020
The webinar was inaugurated by Dr Anup K Pujari, IAS (Retd) former Secretary for Government of India in the ministry of MSME. He explained the proactive steps taken by the Government for the MSME sector.
Shri Panchanan Dash , ISS ( Retd) , former Secretary , MSME Department, Government of Odisha spoke about the steps taken by the state government to boost MEME sector in Odisha. According to him, NGOs like Abhyutthana Foundation Charitable Trust can take surveys to assess the impact of Government Schemes in MSME sector.
Dr Subhranshu Acharya, General Manager, SIDBI, New Delhi NCR emphasized on credit appraisal by FIs, credit rating of MSMEs , CGTMSE scheme, Role of Fintech in credit appraisal and monitoring and restructuring of loans.
At the outset , D Mishra , Convener of the Webinar welcomed the guests and participants ; highlighted the objectives. The participants were : bankers, financial experts, MSME entrepreneurs, academicians, students of business school. Eminent economist and academicians : Prof ( Dr) H K Pradhan, Professor of Finance, XLRI, Jamshedpur, Prof RC Mohanty, former Professor, Utkal University, Prof Samarendra Mohapatra, Professor ,OUAT, Dr Harsha Gautam, Vice Principal, College of Agricultural Banking, Pune Shri S K Mitra, former ED , NABARD , Dr Ashok Sahu, former ED, NALCO actively participated. From our Trust, Shri S Choudhury, Shri Anadi Ch Sahu and Shri RC Das ( now at London) participated. There was a lively Question & Answer session.
The Webinar ended with Vote of Thanks Shri Anadi Sahoo, former GM, SIDBI.