Odisha CM inaugurates slew of industrial projects; 3500 jobs to be created

Bhubaneswar:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated four industrial projects and performed ground breaking of 14 new projects that would collectively invest Rs 2196.30 crore in the State.

The projects would generate employment opportunities for 3,465 people in the State. Food processing, including seafood, contributed over half of the projects.

The CM performed the groundbreaking-cum-inauguration ceremony of the projects at the State Secretariat here through video conference.

Patnaik said, “I am pleased to note that we have received over 100 project proposals since the Make in Odisha Conclave 2018. My Government is committed to create 30 lakh additional job opportunities for youth in the State by 2025 through new investments of Rs 2.5 lakh crore in six focused sectors.”

“I am happy to note that GO-SWIFT, the online single window portal has received 600 industrial project applications in just over 14 months, which translates to almost 2 new proposals for industrial projects every working day during this period in the State” he added.

Chief Secretary AP Padhi said, “The State has recently launched a dedicated mechanism of ‘Industry Care’ to further facilitate and provide aftercare services to the industrial units set up in the State. The State Project Monitoring Group (SPMG) portal named e-Suvidha which was till recently resolving grievances of industrial units with an investment of over Rs 50 crore, has now been opened up for all industrial units including MSMEs.”

The Chief Secretary urged all departments concerned to ensure expeditious resolution of grievances of all large as well as MSME enterprises in the State through the Industry Care framework.

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