Ground breaking ceremony for 15 industrial units performed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In the run-up to the second edition of Make in Odisha Conclave 2018, Odisha’s industrialisation journey received a major boost with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik performing groundbreaking ceremony for 15 industrial units which will collectively invest Rs 1807.92 crore and create employment opportunities for 8,883 people.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Chief Minister said, “I am pleased to note that we are grounding the industrial projects at a fast pace. I am particularly happy to note that the private industrial park policy of my Government has seen good response from the investor community and we have performed groundbreaking of the industrial park at Dhamra, which will promote port-led manufacturing in the State.

In less than one year, we have done the groundbreaking or inauguration of 64 projects which have created employment opportunities for more than 30,000 youth. This has only reaffirmed our position as the number one state in the implementation of live manufacturing investments.”

“Our focus is also to diversify the industrial growth across the State. In this regard, the maize processing plant at Nabarangpur will contribute significantly in creating new job opportunities for the people in this industrially backward district,” said the Chief Minister.

He said the 15 industries for which groundbreaking has been conducted today will provide employment to more than 8,800 people in the state.

“I congratulate all the concerned departments for their continuous efforts towards successful grounding of these projects,” said Patnaik.

The State provides unmatched facilitation mechanism to investors where Hon’ble CM closely monitors the investment proposals leading to the grounding of projects on time with all supporting infrastructure facilities.

This assumes significance as Odisha is among the few states in India which is attracting big-ticket investment proposals in manufacturing consistently.

Additionally, the High-Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) headed by the CM cleared 6 mega manufacturing proposals entailing investments to the tune of Rs 25,845 crore.

These large-scale manufacturing units have the potential to create 13,700 jobs across the state.