Bhubaneswar, August 7 (LocalWire) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched 22 new projects worth Rs 4461.42 crore investment in the state aiming at providing employment opportunity to 9451 persons.
The 22 projects include 10 inaugurations and 12 groundbreakings.
While inaugurating the projects from state secretariat here Patnaik said, “I congratulate all the companies on this milestone and assure everyone of complete facilitation support from the state government. These projects will usher in the next era of industrial growth in the state and will contribute towards the vision of an industrially prosperous Odisha.”
On this occasion, he said the state has witnessed the launch of 120 industrial projects within two years.
“In the past 20 months alone, we have undertaken groundbreaking and inauguration of over 120 industrial units with an investment of Rs 92,686 crore in the state with the creation of employment opportunities for over 1.2 lakh people,” he added.
The state has been organising Make In Odisha campaign in order to attract investment not only in mining and energy but also in other sectors as well.
Industries Secretary Sanjeev Chopra said the state had received intentions of 202 projects during the Make in India conclave 2018.
“The investment proposal was for Rs 4,23,000 lakh while the employment opportunity aimed was for 5,90,000 people. This was the list in the wake of Make in Odisha Conclave-2018.
In the last 7-8 months, 61 out of the 202 projects have been accorded approval by Single Window Clearance,” said Chopra.
Besides, 6 projects have been approved through the District Level Single Window, the investment of which is less than Rs 50 crores, he added.