Naveen asks Tata Group to set up Defence Manufacturing Cluster in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday proposed the TATA Group to set up a Defence Manufacturing Cluster at Naraj in Cuttack during a meeting with TATA Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekharan.

The Chief Minister suggested that TATA Advanced Systems may consider developing this cluster on the 871 hectares of land at Naraj in possession of TATA power.

Expressing happiness over the expansion of TATA’s Kalinga Nagar Plant, the Chief Minister proposed the TATAs to consider developing a Steel Downstream Cluster at Kalinga Nagar with the provision of liquid metal.

The Chief Minister also put forth several other proposals including an E-Vehicle project by TATA Motors, a manufacturing unit by TATA Chemicals at Paradeep and requested more investments in the manufacturing sector at TATA SEZ and DTA area at Gopalpur to generate employment.

The Chief Minister also proposed that the TATA Industries may participate in the World Skill Centre project as an Industry partner to deliver world-class skill to the State’s youth.