Odisha will come up with a New Industrial Policy-2020 in September, according to Hemant Sharma, state principal secretary for industries, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), and textiles, handlooms and handicrafts, who recently told a webinar that all stakeholders will be consulted before formulating an attractive industrial policy.

Sharma said that the state is working progressively to contain the covid-19 pandemic by promoting and making huge changes in the health infrastructure, according to media reports in the state.

Updating about the current industrial operating status, industries director Reghu G said the issues faced by the industries by the pandemic and lockdown should be conveyed to the government directly or through associations.