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Center Lauds Odisha Efforts

Bhubaneswar: Large investment projects monitored under Cabinet Committee Investment Project Monitoring Group (CCI PMG), Government of India have made significant progress in Odisha with proactive resolution of the filed level issues.

 This was known from CCI PMG Meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra here.

Special Secretary Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Amrit Lal Meena, Director DPIIT Arvind Pandey with senior officers of Central PMG participated in this joint review meeting wherein the project proponents presented ground level issues for discussion.

Additional Chief Secretary Forest and Environment, Mona Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary Revenue and Disaster Management, Satyabrata Sahu,  Principal Secretary Commerce and Transport, Bishnupada Sethi, Principal Secretary Industry, Hemant Kumar Sharma, Commissioner Railway Coordination, Manoj Kumar Mishra, MD IPICOL, Bhupinder Singh Poonia along with senior officers participated in the discussion.

Special Secretary DPIIT Mr.Meena said, “State Government has taken proactive steps for quick implementation of the projects. Out of total 165 big ticket projects being monitored through CCI PMG portal, 1032 projects (around 80%) are sailing smoothly because of the timely action of State administration. The field level problems flagged by only 33 project developers have also been substantially resolved by State and district administration”. Chief Secretary Sri Mahapatra said, “This joint exercise has been very helpful in expeditious implementation of the large scale infrastructural and investment projects”.   

 The committee reviewed 33 projects from 8 sectors like railways, road and highways, oil and gas, agriculture, mines, communication, and cement.  Railway Projects included Banaspani-Jakhapura doubling, Rourkela-Jharsuguda third line (102 km), Bhadrak-Nergundi third line, doubling of Hatia (Ranchi) Bondamunda line (159 km), 3rd and 4th lines between Budhapank-Salegaon (170 km), Vizianagaram-Titilagarh 3rd line (264.6 km), Smbalpur-Talcher doubling (174.11 km), Khurda-Bolangir new  broad gauge link (289 km), Talcher-Bimlagarh new line, Angul-Sukhinda new line, Jharsuguda-Bilaspur fourth  line (206 km), Jarpada-Budhapank with flyover at Talcher road 3rd  and 4th Line, Sambalpur-Titilagarh doubling, and, Koraput-Singapur  doubling.  

 Coal projects included coal mining projects of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited particularly, Bhubaneswari open cast, Kaniha open cast and Belpahar open cast mines. The  national high way projects included 4-laning of  Talcher-Chandikhole, Singara-Binjhabahal, up-gradation of Cuttack-Angul section of NH-42 (New NH-55) to  4 lane,  up gradation  of and 4- laning of Angul-Smbalpur section of NH-55 , up gradation    of Six-laning of Bhadrak-Balasore  section of NH-5 (New  NH-16), up gradation and   six – laning of Chandikhole-Bhadrak section 0f  NH-16, 6-aning of Tangi – Bhubaneswar section of  NH 16, construction of the corridor between Angul-Balaram-Putagadia-Jarapada along  with the link  from Putagadia to Tentuloi, and Bondamunda-Jharsuguda-flyover connection for joining down line.  

 The reviewed projects in Oil and gas sector included Paradip Hyderabad product pipeline project (1212 kms) and expansion of refinery-5th Stream. Mines Projects Included Utkal- D & E, and Pottangi Bauxite Mines. The cement projects included Kotametta Limestone Block for captive consumption, and Dalmia DSP, a Unit of Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd.  Agriculture sector included integrated Anandpur Barrage projects; and, Communication sector included BharatNet project of the Ministry of Communications.