Odisha CM To Ring Opening Bell At BSE, Meet Biz Honchos & Top Bankers During 3-Day Mumbai Visit

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is slated to ring the opening bell of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) during his three-day visit to Mumbai, beginning Tuesday.

Naveen will visit BSE at Dalal Street and attend the ceremony to ring the auspicious opening bell between 9 am and 9.30 am on Thursday.

Prior to that, he is scheduled to meet top bankers, financial wizards and some top industrialists of the country during the Odisha Investors Meet on September 14, which is a precursor to the third edition of the Make in Odisha conclave scheduled to be held from November 30 to December 4.

According to media reports, industry honchos like Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra, Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, Vedanta Resources chairman Anil Agarwal and Nilkamal Ltd managing director Hiten V Parekh, among others, have given their consent to attend the Mumbai meet.

The government will be focussing on new industrial sectors and investors groups, which are yet to make a presence in Odisha with banking, fintech, chemicals, renewable energy equipment, plastics and metal downstream as the target sectors.

Some of the leading bankers like Dinesh Kumar Khara, chairman of State Bank of India, SS Mundra, chairman, Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd, Arvind Vohra, country head of HDFC Bank Ltd and Rakesh Jha, executive director of ICICI Bank Ltd, are expected attend the meet, so also top executives of Waaree Energies Ltd, Asian Paints Ltd, Larsen and Toubro Ltd and STT GDC India Pvt Ltd.

The CM is scheduled to have a one-on-one meeting with Mangalam Birla, Anil Agarwal and Anand Mahindra at The Oberoi between 11 am and 1.30 pm. The investors’ meet will be held at Hotel Trident.

“Hopes are high on fintech, IT/ITeS, metal downstream and renewable energy equipment apart from chemicals, plastics and advanced electronic manufacturing. Large industries of the state, including Tata Steel, Aditya Birla Group, Vedanta Group, JSW, JSPL, JSL, NALCO and AMNS are also part of the delegation, who will attend the roadshow along with their vendors and business associates to invite them to Odisha,” State industries secretary Hemant Sharma was quoted as saying.

While the state government will showcase its advantages in ease of doing business like investor-friendly policies, stable government, natural resources, connectivity like rail, road and port and technological interventions, business leaders and top bankers will also be invited to attend the flagship biennial business event in Odisha.

This is the fourth investment roadshow after Dubai, Ahmedabad and New Delhi. The next investors’ meet is being planned in Bengaluru on September 28, the reports added.



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