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Odisha Chief Minister does ground-breaking Inauguration 26 industrial projects

  • The 9th phase of ground-breaking for 23 Industrial units with investments over Rs. 4858.5 crore
  • Inauguration of 3 industrial projects with an investment of Rs. 709 crore

 Bhubaneshwar, 7th March 2020: In the 9th phase of ground-breaking/inauguration of industrial projects today Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri. Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar did the ground-breaking for 23 industrial units across various sectors and Inauguration of 3 industrial projects, worth a total of Rs. 5567.5 crores combined with the employment potential of 9168 peoples in the state.

 The projects which were inaugurated by the Chief Minister today include:

 Aditya Birla Renewable is setting up Solar Power Plant for the sector of Power & Renewable Energy with an investment of Rs. 352.5 crore at Harabhanga, Boudh providing employment of 80 peoples.

  1. Jindal Stainless Ltd. is coming up to set up an expansion of cold Rolling Mill on Metal & Metal Downstream with an additional investment of Rs. 265 crore at Kalinganagar, Jajpurwith an employment potential of 550 peoples.
  2. AKM Agro is setting up 30,000 TPA Vegetable Oil Manufacturing unit on food processing with an investment of Rs. 91.5 crore at Industrial Estate, Khurda providing employment of 384 peoples.

 Besides the above, the event today witnessed a Groundbreaking ceremony of 23 industrial units across various sectors including; Power & Renewable Energy, Metal & Metal Downstream, Food processing, Tourism, Fertilizer, Refinery, Petrochemical, Chemical & Plastics, Pharmaceuticals, Textile & Apparel.

 The other dignitaries were present at the ceremony, Captain Shri Dibya Shankar Mishra, Minister of Energy, Industries, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of Odisha; Hemant Sharma, Principal Secretary Industries and MSME departments; and the representatives of the 26 companies at Kharavela Bhawan in Bhubaneswar.

 Speaking during the ceremony, Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik said, Odisha is fast emerging as the manufacturing hub of eastern India and we are working towards developing the state into a manufacturing hub of South Asia. I congratulate all the concerned companies on this milestone and assure everyone of complete facilitation support from the state government. These projects will usher in the next era of industrial growth in the state and will contribute towards the vision of an industrially prosperous Odisha.

 Captain Shri Dibya Shankar Mishra, Minister of Energy, Industries, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and Government of Odisha added, “Investments in various sectors in the state has helped to propel industrial development. We have successfully taken several initiatives in different sectors to gain the attention of the stakeholders.”

 Hemant Sharma, Principal Secretary Industries and MSME departments said, “Odisha is the now one of the most favored investment destination in the country because of many geographical and environmental advantages and has become home to some of the well-known firms in the country”.

 Odisha has cornered 18 percent of the virgin investments drawn by all states and also edged past Maharashtra as the most attractive destination for investments during H1 or the April-September period of FY20 which is a huge achievement for the State.

Prospective Companies for Ground Breaking Phase-IX_07.03.2020

S.No. Name of the Company Investment Amount
(in Crores)
Emp. Potential Classification Location Project Description Sector
1 Aditya Birla Renewable 352.5 80 Inauguration Harabhanga, Boudh Solar Power Plant Power & Renewable Energy
2 Jindal Stainless Ltd 265.0 550 Inauguration Kalinganagar, Jajpur Expansion of Cold Rolling Mill Metal & Metal Downstream
3 AKM Agro 91.5 384 Inauguration IE, Khurda 30,000 TPA Vegetable oil manufacturing unit Food Processing
4 Rungta Mines Limited (RML) 2,135.0 2,289 Ground Breaking Kamanda, Sundargarh Expansion of Integrated Steel Plant 0.9 MTPA capacity Metal & Metal Downstream
5 Shri Jagannath Steel & Power Limited 835.3 501 Ground Breaking Barbil, Keonjhar Expansion of Integrated Steel Plant to 0.3 MTPA capacity Metal & Metal Downstream
6 Kamaljeet Singh Ahluwalia 593.7 1,274 Ground Breaking Barbil, Keonjhar Expansion of Steel Plant to 0.2 MTPA capacity Metal & Metal Downstream
7 MSP Sponge Iron Limited 573.4 978 Ground Breaking Gobardhan, Keonjhar Expansion and modernization of Integrated Steel Plant to 0.283 MTPA Metal & Metal Downstream
8 KashikaMetaliks Limited 504.0 2,181 Ground Breaking Kalinganagar, Jajpur 0.2 MTPA Ductile Iron Pipe Plant Complex Metal & Metal Downstream
9 Kashvi International (P) Ltd 152.8 188 Ground Breaking Jhumpura, Keonjhar Pellet Plant Metal & Metal Downstream
10 Ilex Developers & Resorts Ltd 20.0 110 Ground Breaking Bhubaneswar, Khurdha Expansion of its existing hotel to a 5 star hotel Tourism
11 DibyaMultigrainsPvt.Ltd. 9.0 163 Ground Breaking Ramdaspur, Cuttack Spices& Vermicelli Processing unit Food Processing
12 SidhiVinayak Oxygen 4.9 26 Ground Breaking Ramdaspur, Cuttack Oxygen & oxygen cylinder Manufacturing Others
13 Tarini Packaging & Graphics 4.8 52 Ground Breaking Ramdaspur, Cuttack Paper Box Manufacturing Unit Paper
14 Fun Leela Water Park 4.5 33 Ground Breaking Lahandabud, Jharsuguda Water and Amusement Park Tourism
15 Fortune Powernic Solutions (P) Ltd. 2.8 50 Ground Breaking Ramdaspur, Cuttack Manufacturing of Diesel Generator unit Others
16 Recaardus Enterprises 2.4 37 Ground Breaking Ramdaspur, Cuttack Manufacturing of Bread & Biscuits Food Processing
17 RiddhiBinayak Pet Industries 2.3 45 Ground Breaking Choudwar, Cuttack Different sizes of pet bottles Plastics
18 LaxmiPriya Agro Food Processing 2.1 49 Ground Breaking Ramdaspur, Cuttack Manufacturing of Fruit squash etc. Food Processing
19 East Coast Thermocol& Paper Products 2.0 26 Ground Breaking Somnathpur, Balasore EPS Thermocol Sheets Corrugated Boxes Paper
20 Ganapati Steel Industry 1.9 28 Ground Breaking Somnathpur, Balasore Manganese Steel Casting Product Metal & Metal Downstream
21 Raj Udyog 1.5 26 Ground Breaking Somnathpur, Balasore Moulded Furniture & Powder coating of Aluminium Frame Others
22 Turbo Classic 1.5 18 Ground Breaking IE Kalunga, Rourkela Coal Tar distillation Fertilizer, Refinery, Petrochemical, Chemical & Plastics
23 Tirupati Plastic 1.4 22 Ground Breaking Choudwar, Cuttack PVC Flexible & Rigid Pipes & Plastic Granules Plastics
24 DishuSurgicals 1.3 34 Ground Breaking IE Mahisapat, Dhenkanal Surgical Goods Pharmaceutical
25 Rowan Mills (P) Ltd. 1.0 14 Ground Breaking Ramdaspur, Cuttack Manufacturing of Bread & Bakery Product Food Processing
26 Venus Cotton Industries 1.0 10 Ground Breaking Somnathpur, Balasore Processed Waste Cotton Textile & Apparel
Total 5,567.5 9,168  


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