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Expedite investment projects, Odisha CS tells departments

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, July 23:

Chief secretary JK Mohapatra today asked the concerned departments to institutionalize the State project Monitoring Group and undertake regular follow-up activities to expedite implementation of investment projects in Odisha.

JK Mohapatra, Chief Secretary
JK Mohapatra, Chief Secretary


The directive of the chief secretary came at the second Project Monitoring Committee meeting at the State Secretariat here.

Issues relating to Tata Sponge Iron, establishment of Resettlement and Rehabilitation (R&R) colony by Tata Sponge, Utkal E-coal mine project, Radhikapur East coal block, construction of common approach road for linking Utkal E-coal mine to State Highway-63, construction of common rail corridor for transportation of coal by IDCO, power supply to casting unit from Choudwar 33 KV line, change of the name of Yazdani Steel & Power, an integrated steel plant of 0.120 Million ton per annum by Sri Bajrang Power & Ispat Ltd with an investment of Rs 500 crores, JK Laxmi Cement and RSB Transmission, were discussed at the meeting.

Besides, procedural matters relating to disbursement of compensations, land alienation, forest clearance, issue of forest right certificate, water allocation and cost sharing among the end users for construction of common corridor etc also came up for discussion.

The chief secretary directed the departments to computerize the proceedings and decisions in the meeting to minimize the time taken in the process of communicating the decisions.