Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday performed groundbreaking-cum-inauguration ceremonies for 18 industrial units, which will collectively invest Rs 2,196.30 crore and employ 3,465 people. The Chief Minister performed groundbreaking of 14 new projects and inaugurated four industrial projects through video-conferencing here.
Among others, he inaugurated Emami Cement's cement grinding unit and 15 megawatt captive power plant at Kalinganagar in Jajpur district with an investment of Rs 401 crore. Food processing, including seafood, received a significant boost with the inauguration and groundbreaking of six projects, thereby grounding investments of Rs 672.39 crore.
Two aluminium downstream units had their groundbreaking done at the Angul Aluminium Park which was a first in this industrial park's short history. "Odisha's vision is to become the manufacturing hub of the East. Through Vision 2025 for industrial development, we had devised an action plan to bring more manufacturing investments across the state to provide higher employment opportunities to our people," said the Chief Minister.
"I am happy to note that GO-SWIFT, the online single window portal has received 600 industrial project applications in just over 14 months, which translates to almost two new proposals for industrial projects every working day during this period in the state," he added. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said the state has recently launched a dedicated mechanism of 'Industry Care' to further facilitate and provide after-care services to the industrial units setting up in the state.
(With inputs from agencies.)