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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bangalore, Aug 25: 

Odisha Government today kick-started its two-day ‘Invest in Odisha’ programme in Bangalore to attract investors to the state.

Invest in Odisha

“We are planning to meet several business owners and their representatives during the meet. We have invited and expect about 300 to 500 investors from various sectors during the meet. Our representatives will hold one-on-one discussions with them pertaining to the projects and proposals,” said Odisha Industries Minister Debi Prasad Mishra.

According the Mishra, the government will lay focus on a wide range of areas including manufacturing, IT, electronics, petrochemicals, food processing and tourism.

According to a source associated with the event, Chennai-based PSU NLC India Ltd has announced that it will invest about Rs 25,000 crore on a thermal power plant, solar power plant and a coal mining processing plant in the state. Besides, another PSU BEL is likely to invest about Rs 2,000 crore in a solar plant here.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will attend the meeting tomorrow and address a gathering of industry honchos.