Odisha CM Performs Groundbreaking Ceremony Of 15 Industrial Units

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 ground breaking ceremony for 15 industrial units through a video conference here on Saturday.

These will collectively invest Rs 1807.92 crore and create employment opportunities for 8,883 people.

“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,” he said.

The Chief Minister said that the state had witnessed groundbreaking or inauguration of 64 projects, which have created employment opportunities for more than 30,000 youth, in less than a year.

“This has only reaffirmed our position as the number one state in 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. The 15 industries for which groundbreaking has been conducted today will provide employment to more than 8,800 people,” he said.

In addition, the High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) headed by the Chief minister cleared six 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, official sources said.

With an objective of attracting Rs 2.5 lakh crore fresh investments and generating 30 lakh job opportunities as part of CM’s Vision- 2025, the Odisha Government is diversifying and broadening the State’s industrial development across the focus sectors, the sources added.

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