Bhubaneswar: Hemant Sharma, Principal Secretary Industries has said that the State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) Friday approved nine investment proposals worth over Rs 1411 crore in seven sectors that would create employment opportunities for over 2,846 persons in the State.
Mr.Sharma presented details in the SLSWCA, which accorded In-principle approval, which included biomass plants by Bio WMS with a total capacity of Bio-CBG 19,000 MT & Liquid CO2 29,000 MT against an investment of Rs. 319.25 crores that will provide employment for over 1,250 people to be set up in Angul, Bargarh, Jaipur, Jharsuguda and Sambalpur, a manufacturing unit for production of 200 KLPD Ethanol along with a 6 MW Co-generation Power Plant (CPP) by TPS Breweries and Distilleries Private Limited to be set up at Junagarh, Kalahandi against an investment of INR 235 crores generating employment opportunities for over 200 people.
Chaired by Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, the SLSWCA also cleared a 200 KLPD Ethanol along with 5 MW Co generations Plant to be set up by MGM Biofuels in Boudh and offering employment prospects to over 120 people in the food processing sector against an investment of Rs 225.24 crore, a new Nano Urea unit with an annual capacity of 33,000 KL per year along with a bottling unit with a daily capacity of 2,00,000 bottles (500 ml) to be set up by IFFCO at Paradeep, Jagatsinghpur generating employment for over 200 people against an investment of Rs 225 crore, a seawater desalination plant having capacity of 5,475 Million Litre per Annum (MLPA) by TATA Steel Special Economic Zone Limited against an investment of Rs 107 crore and capable of generating employment for over 29 people at Gopalpur SEZ, Ganjam, a manufacturing unit for production of chrysotile white fibre cement corrugated sheet having capacity of 1,20,000 MTPA by Sahyadri Industries Limited with a total investment of Rs 100 crore in Balasore providing over 200 employment opportunities in the Manufacturing sector.
A hotel-cum-resort by Seascope Infrastructures and Hospitality with a total investment of Rs 100 crore near Konark in the Puri district that would generate employment opportunities for 173 persons, the setting up of smart city advanced drainage and sewage system products manufacturing plant at Barang Cuttack against an investment of Rs 54.42 crore by Odisha Concrete Pvt Ltd with potential employment of 106 people and expansion of New Modern Technomech project by setting up 70,000 MT Hot Dip Galvanized Steel Structure against an investment of INR 55 crores and generating employment opportunities for over 568 people in Baripada, Mayurbhanj also got the SLSWCA nod.
With more projects and investments in the sectors like Food Processing, Biomass and Tourism the State is also looking to diversify the industrial portfolio.