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Odisha On Industry Care Mode

Bhubaneswar: Team Odisha has met industry leaders from Ganjam, Gajapati, Nayagarh and Kandhamal districts to emphasize strengthening of the industrial growth in these district of the state as part of the ‘Industry care’ initiative.

In a bid to engage formally with district wise industries and to raise awareness about business reforms and institutional mechanisms among industries and address their issues on a high priority basis, senior officials from the State Government met these industries representatives from the four districts in Ganjam for two days from 10 August.

The event started with a keynote address by Principal Secretary Industry Hemant Sharma followed by an address by Principal Advisor to CM Asit Tripathy.

A detailed discussion with the participated industries was also held followed by the presentation on District Investment Promotion Agency (DIPA) by  MD IPICOL Bhupendra Singh Poonia.

The meeting was attended by 14 large scale industries and a total of more than 60 MSME units.

Large industries such as Tata SEZ, IOCL, GAIL, Grasim Industries, Smartchem Technologies Ltd., Coastal Biotech etc. participated among others.

The majority of the issues raised by the participating industries are related to the Gopalpur Pipeline corridor, land, power supply, license renewal, credit to the units, approach road and water supply. These issues will be now vigorously monitored by the Department of Industries.

Specific issues related to the upcoming pipeline corridor from Gopalpur Port to Tata SEZ were raised by Tata SEZ.

Principal Secretary Industries Mr.Sharma emphasized the importance of the proposed pipeline corridor for attracting investment in the region.

Senior officials from the department of MSME including Principal Secretary Satyabrata Sahu interacted with the industries in a session held on MSME.

These initiatives providing a unique opportunity for MSMEs to directly interact with the senior officials of the Government of Odisha and the on-site resolutions helping them solving their long-pending issues and concerns.

A Workshop on Prospective Economics Activities in the District of Ganjam, Gajapati, Nayagarh and Kandhamal was chaired by Mr.Tripathy to highlight the potential economic activities in the sectors of Agriculture, Aquaculture, Textile & Tourism among others.

Furthermore, in a significant move to streamline the investment facilitation mechanism at the district level, the Government of Odisha has announced the setting up of dedicated “District Investment Promotion Agencies (DIPA)” in each of the 30 Districts across the State.