Bhubaneswar: Hemant Sharma, Principal Secretary Industry said that at least 13 Investment proposals were fast tracked with allotment of land in the high level land allotment committee meeting held at Lok Seva Bhawan here on 2 August.
Principal Secretary Industry Mr.Sharma outlined appropriateness of the units for land allotment. These industrial units would invest around Rs.766 crore and would provide direct employment to around 8600 youths.
Besides, with grounding and commissioning of these units would generate more than double quantum of indirect employment opportunities for supply chain, small business, transportation and communication etc. relating to the industries.
Mr.Sharma said the meeting was chaired by Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra.
While giving approval for allotment of land, Chief Secretary Mr. Mahapatra directed IDCO to follow up for early grounding and timely completion of the construction works.
He also advised that these units should employ more and more Odia youths.
The land allotted units were mostly from employment intensive sectors like garment and apparel making, logistic park, software development and digital marketing, production of sports equipment,manufacturing of unmanned aerial systems, food processing, carbon block manufacturing, manufacturing of PVC and HDPE pipes, fabrication of household goods, and setting up of the data center.
They were allotted land in Khordha food processing park, Chhatabar industrial estate, Chandaka Infocity estate, Khordha integrated industrial development center, and the industrial land banks at Mundamba, Mendhasala, Girijaput, Gramadia and Chhatabar of Khordha district.
Principal Secretary Tourism Surendra Kumar, Secretary Electronics and Information Technology Manoj Kumar Mishra, MD IPICOL, Bhupendra Singh Poonia along with senior officers of the concerned departments participated in the discussions.