Bhubaneswar: The High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) of the Odisha government on Thursday approved expansion of three mega projects in the state worth Rs 17,833 crore with the employment of 6539 people.
Briefing mediapersons after a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Kharavela Bhawan here, Industries Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra said that the HLCA approved the proposal of Hindalco Industries Ltd for setting up a 2 million tonne per annum (MTPA) alumina refinery unit at Kansariguda in Rayagada district with a total investment of Rs 8000 crore, providing employment to about 4250 people.
It also approved the proposal of NTPC Ltd for expansion of thermal power plant capacity of Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS) at Talcher in Angul district with an additional investment of Rs 7698.46 crore.
Besides, the proposal of Rungta Mines Limited (RML) to expand its Integrated Steel Plant from 0.27 MTPA to 0.9 MTPA capacity at Kamanda village in Sundargarh district with a total investment of Rs 2135 crore, providing additional employment of 2289 people, was also approved by HLCA, the minister added.
Mishra said the Chief Minister also took stock of the follow-up of investment intents received during Make in Odisha Conclave in 2016 and 2018.