SLSWCA considers two investment proposals

Bhubaneswar: The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi in the secretariat here on Wednesday afternoon discussed two new projects, involving a total investment of Rs. 4,329 crore.

The proposal for setting up a structural steel fabrication unit at Kalunga in Sundargarh district with investment of Rs 53 cr was approved in the meeting. The project by M/s Richbird Drinking Water Private Ltd will help create 185 jobs. Around 19 acres of land needed for the unit has already been identified at Kalunga, official sources said.

The proposal of GAIL (India) Ltd for supply of natural gas to major industrial hubs and city gas distribution for Cuttack and Bhubaneswar with an investment of Rs. 4,276 cr was also considered in the meeting. The company will have its natural gas pipeline in the districts of Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Cuttack, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Puri and Khurda. The project with employment potential of 1,141 needs a total of around 51 acres of land at various locations.

The SLSWCA after examining different dimensions of the project recommended it to the HLCA for consideration, the sources said.

The meeting also reviewed project facilitation works of Dist Level Single Window Clearance Authorities, Regional Industries Centers and District Industries centers. These committees have so far considered 321 projects with investment potential of around Rs.1147,28 cr and employment potential of 11664. As many as 25 industries have started production and 86 are in various stages of completion. The Chief Secretary asked Director of Industries to follow up the sanctioned projects and provide them necessary hand-holding support till the stage of commissioning and production, the sources added.

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