The Odisha government Saturday approved investment proposals worth Rs 25,845 crore for setting up six mega manufacturing facilities by Nalco, Hindalco, Vedanta and Chiripal Poly Films Limited. A High-Level Clearance Authority (HLCA), headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, gave its nod to the investment proposals of the large-scale manufacturing units, which have the potential to create 13,700 jobs in the state, an official said.
Of the total 25,845 crore investment proposals, Vedanta Limited alone has proposed to invest Rs 14,223 crore and create employment for 10,694 people in three separate units. The aluminium major has proposed to expand the capacity of its refinery unit at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district at an investment of Rs 6,483 crore, which would provide employment to 9,494 people. Vedanta Limited also proposed to invest Rs 1,240 crore for expansion of its aluminium smelter plant at Bhurkhamunda, in Jharsuguda.
The project will create employment for 800 people, the company said. The company's proposal for setting up a caustic soda and chemical by-product plant at an investment of Rs 6,500 crore also got approval of the HLCA. The company said the unit will provide jobs to 400 people.
Nalco's proposal for production of aluminium alloy wheel, aluminium foil, aluminium rolled products and extrusions, also got the green signal from the HLCA . The Navratna PSU has proposed to invest Rs 5,522 crore and create employment for 1761 people at Kamakshyanagar in Dhenkanal district. Hindalco's proposal for setting up aluminium flat-rolled products unit at Lapang in Sambalpur district at an investment of Rs 5,000 crore too got the HLCA nod. The company will provide employment for 550 people. Chiripal Poly Films Limited has proposed to produce flexible packaging unit under plastic and polymer sector at Paradip. The company plans to invest Rs 1,100 crore and generate employment for 700 people.
(With inputs from agencies.)