Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated ITC’s state-of-the-art Integrated Consumer Goods Manufacturing and Logistics (ICML) Facility at Khordha.
Jatni MLA Suresh Kumar Routray, Khordha MLA Jyotirindra Nath Mitra and ITC CMD Sanjiv Puri among others were present on the occasion.
During the occasion, the Chief Minister congratulated ITC’s chairman Puri and urged him to expand the company’s footprint in the State. Patnaik reiterated Odisha Government’s commitment to making the State the next Industrial Hub in the country.
The Government has recently come up with Industrial Policy Resolution 2022, which aims to transform Odisha into a modern and advanced industrial state by offering investors outstanding opportunities for sustainable business growth and fostering holistic socio-economic development of its people.
The food processing sector is one of the priority sectors in the IPR 2022 and this facility by ITC, one of the country’s prominent conglomerates, marks a significant milestone for this sector in Odisha.
This is the first integrated Consumer Goods Manufacturing and Logistics facility in Odisha, and it spans an area of 35 acres. The facility has been strategically planned to accommodate a total of seven production lines, dedicated to producing ITC’s world-class foods brands including Aashirvaad atta, Yippee! Noodles, Sunfeast biscuits, Bingo! chips and many more, in phases.
The future-ready unit is powered by sophisticated equipment having integrated data analytics and cutting-edge digital infrastructure. The facility in Khordha will be employing over 55 percent of women at an overall factory level.
The company will also continue to support local entrepreneurship through multiple co-manufacturing units for its FMCG products.
Setting up of this integrated facility by ITC through Odisha Government’s active support reinforces the government’s commitment to fostering industrial growth and creating employment opportunities by providing world-class investment facilitation to investors across sectors.