Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today conducted the second groundbreaking ceremony via video conferencing at the State Secretariat here. The ceremony witnessed the inauguration of 7 manufacturing units and groundbreaking of 12 units with cumulative investment grounded at Rs 2,675 crore which will create as many as 8953 job opportunities in the state.
The projects are in diverse sectors including textiles & apparel, chemicals, fertilizers, cement, food-processing, downstream among others.
Speaking during the ceremony, the CM said, “The Make in Odisha Conclave in 2016 was an important milestone in our journey of industrial development and helped generate investment intents in diverse sectors, other than the traditional areas of mines, metals and energy. To ensure that the investments intents received during the conclave are converted quickly, my government has worked with a dedicated focus to ensure that all required support such as land, utilities and Departmental clearances are made available to them expeditiously.”
“I am also delighted to inform you that two of the projects for which groundbreaking took place on November 16, 2017 have been inaugurated today and will go into production in a little over 6 months. This underscores our position as the Number 1 state in India in terms of investment implementation rate,” Patnaik said.
The logo for the Make in Odisha Conclave-2018 was also unveiled by Patnaik. The second edition of the biennial Make in Odisha Conclave is scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar from November 11-15, this year.
Notably, the first groundbreaking ceremony was held in November, 2017 for 15 manufacturing units which grounded investments worth Rs 11,690 crore with scope to generate 8,187 jobs.