Odisha CM requests FICCI to form sectoral teams to work with deptts

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged industry body FICCI to select sector-specific teams to work with respective departments of the State government. While addressing the 93rd Annual General Meeting of FICCI, the Chief Minister requested the industry body to nominate dedicated sectoral teams so that they can work with different departments of the State especially in Food Processing, Chemical, Tourism and IT.

He further informed that FICCI will again be the National Industry Partner for the third edition of Make in Odisha Conclave. “I look forward to continued support,” the Chief Minister stated. Worth mentioning, FICCI played a vital role in the success of the Make In Odisha Conclave in 2018.

Patnaik told the AGM of FICCI how the State has attracted projects in diverse sectors ranging from Healthcare, Renewable Energy, Downstream to Steel & Aluminium, IT and Food processing in recent past.

“Odisha and FICCI have been partners in multi dimensional progress spanning across investment promotion, policy advocacy, and promoting entrepreneurship, especially among women and start-ups,” Patnaik said.

Mentioning that Odisha is fast emerging as the ‘Manufacturing Hub of the Eastern India’, the Chief Minister said, “My Government has always endeavored for a holistic business environment for the investors in the State.”

He also stated how the Odisha government has created a conducive business environment by implementing ‘5T’ charter and ‘MO SARKAR’ initiatives.

“To further ensure that the service delivery is prompt, the timelines for the services have also been included under the State’s Right to Public Services Act. The State has also developed a dedicated land bank with over one lakh acres of land available on a GIS-based platform for easy site selection by industries,” he added.

During the Covid pandemic, Odisha has been able to attract new investments of over Rs 1 lakh crore across multiple sectors, he informed.

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