Bhubaneswar, Nov 30 (LocalWire) Twenty seven industrial ventures with an investment to the tune of Rs 8,939 crore were launched today by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a video conference from Kharvel Bhawan here.
While five projects were inaugurated, groundbreaking of 22 other units across different sectors were also performed by Patnaik.
Altogether 12,142 people, both skilled and unskilled, are likely to get benefit from these industrial projects.
The top projects launched today included, among others, Rs 1,994.98 crore worth cement plant of OCL India, Suraj Product’s Rs 50.25 crore expansion of its steel facility in Sundergarh, Shree Cement Limited’s Rs 452.55 crore grinding unit in Cuttack, Rs 238.97 crore iron ore pelletisation plant of Pro Mineral in Keonjhar, and Omjay EV’s Rs 52.41 crore unit in Jajpur.
The major projects for which the groundbreaking was performed included Hindalco Industries’ Rs. 5,000 crore aluminium project and Aditya Birla Renewable’s Rs 352.50 crore solar power plant.
‘Odisha has fast emerged as the country’s number one State and the most favoured investment destination during the period of April-September 2019. The State received 18 per cent of total investment in the country,’ Patnaik said.
The state government has implemented 5T strategy (Teamwork, Technology, Transparency, Time leading to Transformation) policy for better governance and should focus on commissioning of the projects, he added.