Footwear traders upset with state's attitude

While the state government is boasting of promoting entrepreneurship at the ongoing entrepreneurs' week, several small-scale industries here on Tuesday accused the government of hitting them below the belt.

Seven small units that had been supplying footwear to Odisha Police for the last 30 years, told mediapersons that the government is encouraging big suppliers with an ulterior motive. "We were recognized as EPM (export promotion and marketing) contract holders by the industries department and had been supplying the stuff since long. But the government gave us a jolt by floating open tenders," said Sushree Ranjan Tripathy, a small-scale entrepreneur.

Popular Posts