Hyderabad: Ahead of Make in Odisha Conclave, Odisha Industries minister Debi Prasad Mishra on Tuesday led a high-profile delegation to a roadshow in Hyderabad and made a strong pitch attract investment to the state.
“The state of Odisha has a progressive industrial policy and robust industrial infrastructure ecosystem. Good governance, single window facilitation and best-in-class incentives, and above all, an industry-friendly state government which is committed to facilitating ease of doing business,” Mishra told a large assembly of CEOs here.
“The new Odisha Industrial Development Plan: Vision 2025 focused on five key sectors including ancillary and downstream in metal sector, agro and seafood processing, electronics manufacturing, chemicals, plastics and petrochemicals and textiles. We aim to attract investments to the tune of Rs 2.5 lakh crore and generate direct and indirect employment opportunities for 30 lakh people,” Mishra said.
The roadshow was organized by the Government of Odisha in collaboration with Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Government of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) ahead of the Make inOdisha Conclave.
The conclave is scheduled to be organized in Bhubaneswar from November 30 to December 2.
The Odisha delegation which comprised senior government officials and industry members showcased the investment opportunities in the state and invited the companies to the conclave.
The Team Odisha also met over 30 companies in Hyderabad and held one-to-one meetings with companies and organizations such as Penna Cements, Bharat Biotech, MIDHANI, KIMS, Hyderabad Foods Ltd, Virinchi Ltd, ADP, Konaseema Gas Power & Pennar Industries, etc., and made a strong case for Odisha as a rewarding investment destination.
It listed the competitive advantages of Odisha as a manufacturing destination and shared information about more than 200 ‘ready-to-invest’ projects in diverse sectors and areas including industrial parks, textiles, healthcare, manufacturing, food processing, urban infrastructure, petrochemicals, tourism and downstream industries.
Besides explaining what the state government has done on the ease of doing the business front, the Odisha delegation also showed the industry leaders slides to drive home why the ‘cost of doing business’ in Odisha is lower.