[Watch] Make In Odisha Meet In Bengaluru: Naveen Woos Industry Captains With ‘X Plus’ Incentive

Bengaluru: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday urged industry captains in Bengaluru to invest in the state and be part of its transformative journey.

Addressing potential investors at the ‘Make in Odisha’ conclave in Bengaluru, Naveen said, “Come, invest in Odisha and be our partner in ushering in a new industrial age in Odisha.”

“Odisha is committed to provide an ecosystem for job-linked industrial growth. If any state is providing X incentive for promotion of business opportunities, we will provide X plus. Our government walks the talk,” he added.

“Thanks to your innovative and inspiring work, India has emerged as a major force in the world of technology and manufacturing. I have come to invite you all to Odisha and be part of our transformative journey,” he told the gathering of over 400 delegates at Hotel Taj West End.

“Odisha is now progressing fast in every sector. On the strength of our abundant natural resources, skilled human resources and stable governance, Odisha is emerging as a leading destination for industries and investment,” he added.

The CM said that most top Indian IT companies have established their centres in Bhubaneswar and that the government is also providing continuous support to the startup ecosystem in the city.

“Odisha is ranked among the top states in terms of live manufacturing investments and has been accorded the ‘achiever’ status in the recently released ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ratings,” he said.

“The Make in Odisha Conclave 2022 is a platform for our state to showcase our growth story and present what we have to offer to investors across the globe. It is a platform for industry captains and thought-leaders to talk about the future outlook of various industrial sectors,” Naveen added.

Addressing the gathering, Odisha’s Minister of Industries, MSME & Energy Pratap Keshari Deb said, “Under Naveen, the state government has taken a whole-of-government approach toward service delivery to citizens and businesses. We are today becoming a destination of choice for investors across the country. I would like to welcome all the industry captains, associations and their members present here to come and explore Odisha as your next investment destination.”

K Ulas Kamath, Chairman, FICCI Karnataka State Council, welcomed the august gathering and initiated the Odisha investors’ meet. He said that the state is registering impressive GSDP growth rates year-after-year and industrializing at break-neck speed.

Earlier in the day, Naveen met almost 20 industry captains and discussed investment opportunities in the state.

According to sources, IBM, Accenture, Concentrix, Happiest Mind, E&Y all will open development centres in Odisha soon. Flipkart will engage directly with the government in tourism, logistics and handicraft.

The government is looking at potential investors in Information Technology (IT), IT-enabled services (ITeS), electronics, data centres, e-vehicle, pharma and aerospace sectors, the sources added.

The mega Make in Odisha Conclave will be held in Bhubaneswar from November 30 to December 4.

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Comments are closed.