Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said that the State is fast emerging as the manufacturing hub in eastern India.
“Odisha is fast emerging as the ‘Manufacturing Hub of Eastern India’. My Government’s stable policy and regulatory environment has enabled the growth of industries in the state,” he said inaugurating three industrial projects and performing the groundbreaking for 11 others.
The implementation of ease of doing business reforms and facilitation provided by various departments have ensured that businesses continue to grow in the State, he asserted.
Complimenting Odisha-based industries for their CSR activities he further said that the State based industries have been actively partnering with State Government not only in economic development but also in discharging social responsibility.
“During the peak of the second wave, when the whole country was witnessing a shortage of medical oxygen, Odisha responded proactively and supported other states in supplying lifesaving medical oxygen. Several industries of Odisha came forward to contribute medical oxygen, tankers, generators, cylinders and crucial accessories,” the Chief Minister said.
These diversified projects are ranging across Renewable energy, Metal and downstream, Textile and apparel, Fertilizer, Plastic and Food processing sectors. Some of the leading companies promoting these projects include Aditya Birla Renewables Limited, IFFCO, Supreme Industries and Britannia Industries Limited.
In a major boost to the Make in Odisha initiative, these 14 industrial units with a combined investment of Rs 1,537.07 crore will generate employment opportunities for 3773 persons in the state.
Minister of Energy, Industries, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Captain Dibyashankar Mishra, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, Principal Secretary Industries Hemant Sharma, CMD IDCO Dr Krishan Kumar, Principal Secretary MSME Satyabrata Sahoo, MD IPICOL BS Poonia, Industry veterans including Managing Director, Britannia Industries Limited Varun Berry, Vedant Executive Vice Chairman Navin Agarwal, Director, Wildlotus Textile Pankaj Lochan Mohanty, President – Operations &Technology, Aditya Birla Renewables Limited Amitav Verma were also present at the function.
The projects that were inaugurated including a solar power plant in Bolangir by Aditya Birla Renewables Limited against an investment of Rs 352.50 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 80 persons; an Aluminium Dross Refining unit at Banjari, Jharsuguda by Runaya Refining LLP against an investment of Rs 64.43 crore, which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 175 persons and a garments manufacturing unit at Chhatabar, Khordha by Wild Lotus Fashions against an investment of Rs 20 crore, which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 783 persons.
The groundbreaking was done for a sulphuric acid expansion project unit with an additional annual capacity of 6,60,000 MT at Paradip, Jagatsinghpur by Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) against an investment of Rs 400 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 21 persons; an iron ore beneficiation plant of 1.50 MTPA and a Pellet Plant of 1.20 MTPA at Lahunipada Sundargarh by KAI International against an investment of Rs 265.72 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 475 persons; a manufacturing unit for production of Plastic pipes, PVC water storage tanks and allied plastic products of capacity 55,000 MT per annum at Khuntuni, Cuttack by Supreme Industries Limited against an investment of Rs151.30 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 320 persons; an expansion project of Britannia Industries Limited’s manufacturing unit of Biscuits, Cakes, Rusk and other bakery products with an additional annual capacity of 30,000 MT in Khordha against an investment of INR 93.60 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 350 persons; a footwear manufacturing unit at Champajhar, Khordha by Niren Kumar Anand against an investment of Rs 62.44 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 620 persons.
The ground breaking was also done for an HDPE and Thermoplastic pipes manufacturing unit by Astral Polytechnik Limited at Ramdaspur Cuttack against an investment of Rs 60.06 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 150 persons; a food processing unit and cold storage facilities by jay Bharat Spices at Ramdaspur, Cuttack against an investment of Rs 50.10 crore that will generate potential employment opportunities for over 550 persons; an offset printing & book binding unit at Jaymangal, Khordha by Printech Offset private limited against an investment of Rs 6.74 crore that will generate potential employment opportunities for over 64 persons.
The Chief Minister also performed the ground breaking for a biomedical waste management plant at Choudwar, Cuttack by Renewale Envirogic (P) Ltd. against an investment of Rs 5.33 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 102 persons; organic fertilisers & manure processing unit at Choudwar, Cuttack by Arnab Care & Food against an investment of Rs 2.20 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 34 persons; a food processing unit for noodles, papad and pickles at Choudwar Cuttack by Pratistha Ventures against an investment of Rs 2.65 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 49 persons.
Topping the list of investments is Jagatsinghpur district with an investment of Rs 400 crores by IFFCO, followed by Bolangir with a renewable energy project worth Rs 352.50 crores, Cuttack with six projects worth Rs 271.64 crores and Khordha with 4 projects worth Rs 182.78 crores.
Other districts, including Sundargarh and Jharsuguda had also received investments worth Rs 265.72 and Rs 64.43 crore through various industrial projects.
A total of 195 projects were inaugurated and performed ground breaking since November, 2017 comprising an investment value of Rs 92,460.84 crores and generating employment opportunities for over 1,18,211 persons.
The swift single-window approval mechanism and quick implementation of projects making Odisha a fast emerging state in industrial development