Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11:
As part of its efforts to boost up investments in the state, the Odisha government has outlined the key initiatives for development of industrial infrastructure in the state.
Reviewing the activities of Industry department at a high level meeting held at the State Secretariat here today, chief secretary GC Pati asked officials of the Industries department, IDCO and IPICOL to carry forward the initiatives in a time bound manner and develop a land bank of at least 50,000 acres for public and industrial purposes.
He also asked the Industries department to work out definite work strategy for land acquisition in the light of the new Land Acquisition Act, streamline single window mechanism, hold IPICOL single window meetings more frequently and address the pending issues facing the already cleared proposals in an expeditious manner.
The chief secretary also asked the department to finalize the draft Industrial Policy Regulation (IPR)-2014 by August-end and focus on development of downstream and value addition industries in clusters.
He also advised the department to deploy dedicated teams for each industrial cluster with firm date lines for mile stones to be accomplished.
The team will remain responsible and accountable for the progress of the projects within the specified timelines, he said.