Bhubaneswar:19/2/19: The Odisha government on Tuesday approved eight investment proposals worth Rs 1197.41 crore which are expected to create employment for 5,162 persons.
The proposals were approved in the State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi in the secretariat. Principal Secretary Industry Sanjeev Chopra outlined the project proposals for consideration.
While giving nod to the project proposals, Padhi directed concerned departments to provide proactive facilitation to the approved units for their early grounding.
The proposals approved in the meeting were from various sectors like downstream in steel and aluminium, food processing, apparel manufacturing, hospitality, iron & steel, plastic pipes and fittings. In total these projects will create employment opportunities for 5,162 persons.
The major approved projects included proposal of Aditya Birla Fashion Retail Ltd. for setting up an apparel manufacturing unit at Tikri in Rayagada district with investment of Rs.114 crore. The mega textiles project is first of its kind in Rayagada district with the potential of creating employment opportunities for 2750 people.