Land Allotted For 13 Investment Proposals In Odisha To Fast-Track Implementation

Units With Investment Of Rs 766 cr Set To Generate 8600 Jobs

Bhubaneswar: To fast-track industrial projects in the state, the Odisha government has allotted land for 13 proposals involving a total investment of around Rs 766 crore.

The proposed projects are expected to provide direct employment opportunities to around 8,600 people, an official statement said.

Moreover, commissioning of these units would generate more than double quantum of indirect employment opportunities for supply chain, small business, transportation and communication relating to the industries, it said.

The decision to allot the required land for the proposed projects was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra at Lok Saba Bhavan on Tuesday. The Chief Secretary emphasized that the proposed industrial units should provide jobs to more and more youths from the state.

These proposed units were mostly from employment-intensive sectors like garment and apparel making, logistic park, software development and digital marketing,  production of sports equipment, manufacturing of unmanned aerial systems, food processing, carbon block manufacturing, manufacturing of PVC  and HDPE pipes, fabrication of household goods,  and setting up of the data centre.

Lands have been allotted to investors in Khurda food processing park, Chhatabar industrial estate, Chandaka Infocity estate, Khordha integrated industrial development centre, and the industrial land banks at Mundamba, Mendhasala, Girijaput, Gramadia and Chhatabar of Khurda district.

While giving approval for allotment of land, the Chief Secretary directed Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) to follow up for early grounding and timely completion of the construction works.

Principal Secretary Industry Hemant Kumar Sharma, Principal Secretary Tourism  Surendra Kumar,  Secretary Electronics and Information Technology Manoj Kumar Mishra, MD IPICOL Bhupendra Singh Poonia along with senior officers of the concerned departments participated in the discussions.


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