Bhubaneswar: The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) headed by Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra on Saturday approved 16 industrial projects worth Rs 4183 crore that would generate employment opportunities for over 12,973 people in the state across 9 sectors.
The projects approved in the meeting belonged to diverse sectors like paper, wood and forest-based, food processing, textile, apparel and technical textile, metal ancilliary and downstream, polymers and plastic products, plastic, waste management, circular economy, chemical, tourism and cement.
The approved projects will be set up across Odisha with six of the projects being set up in Khordha, three in Puri, two in Koraput and one each in Cuttack, Bhadrak, Dhamara, Mayurbhanj and Angul district.
The SLSWCA approved two proposals of Greenply Industries to set up two manufacturing units for the production of new medium density fibre board having annual capacity of 2,56,000 cubic metre and new plywood & allied product manufacturing unit having annual capacity of 13.5 million square meters in Semiliguda, Koraput.
The investment in the two projects is Rs 606 crores with employment opportunities for over 1300 people in the state.
The Committee has also approved the proposal of TRL Krosaki Refractories Ltd to set up a refractory manufacturing unit for the Metal Ancillary & Downstream industry in Dhamra. The unit is being set up at an investment of Rs 650 crores and is expected to generate employment opportunities for over 700 people in the state.
In the Hospitality sector, the State has approved the proposal by Prabhukrupa Estates & Properties for setting up a 4 star Hotel & Convention Centre named “Ananya Beach Resort” at an investment of Rs 50.84 crores. This project, coming up in Sipasarubali, Puri, is likely to generate an employment opportunity for over 110 people in the state.
In the food processing sector, the Committee also approved an investment of Rs 624 crore of Varun Beverages Limited. This company will set up a manufacturing facility for beverages, packaged drinking water, beverage-based syrups, PET preform along with 3.0 MW captive rooftop solar power plant in Khordha. The project is expected to create over 220 jobs in the state.
Jindal Panther Cement Pvt Ltd has also received an approval from the Committee to set up their cement manufacturing unit in Angul at an investment of Rs 955 crore which will generate employment for 350 persons.
In the Apparel & Technical Textile sector, the Government has cleared four projects worth Rs 324.57 crore which are expected to generate employment for nearly 8,434 people.
Apart from this, SLSWCA recommended 10 large projects to the High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) for consideration, which are expected to create employment opportunities for around 30,000 persons.