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Meeting under ‘Industry Care’ initiative held with North Odisha based industries

Bhubaneswar, 23rd March 2021: Under the guidance of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik, Shri Asit Kumar Tripathy, IAS (Retd.) Principal Advisor to Honb’le CM, Odisha & Hon’ble Chairman, WODC, Government of Odisha is emphasising on strengthening the industrial growth in every district of the state.

 As part of the ‘Industry care’ initiative to engage formally with district wise industries and to raise awareness about business reforms and institutional mechanisms among industries and address their issues on a high priority basis, senior officials from the Government of Odisha met industries located in Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj at the NOCCI Business park in Balasore, today.

 The event started with a keynote address by Shri Hemant Sharma, IAS Principal Secretary Industries Department, followed by an address by Shri Asit Kumar Tripathy, IAS (Retd.), Hon’ble Chairman, WODC, Government of Odisha.

 A detailed discussion with the participated industries also held followed by the presentation on District Investment Promotion Agency (DIPA) by Dr. Nitin B Jawale, IAS MD, IPICOL

 The meeting was attended by 19 large scale industries and a total of 150 companies such as GAIL, Highland Agro, Falcon Marine exports, Everest Industries, Emami Paper Limited, IOCL among others.

 The major industrial related issues discussed are: the Gas Grid infrastructure implementation by GAIL for industries located in these districts, the fast-tracking of textile unit to be set-up by IOCL at Basudevpur in Bhadrak district, expansion plan of HIL Limited at Somnathpur Industrial Estate, and plan for inauguration of Highland Agro.

 Senior officials from the department of MSME including Shri Satyabrata Sahu, IAS Principal Secretary, MSME Dept., Government of Odisha have interacted with the industries in a session held on MSME. A presentation on the Issues of MSME was presented by Shri C P Bhartia, North Orissa Chamber of Commerce & Industry (NOCCI)

 A Workshop on Prospective Economics Activities in Balasore was conducted by Shri K. Sudarshan Chakravarthy, IAS, Collector & DM, Balasore to highlight the potential economic activities in the sectors of Agriculture, Aquaculture, Education and Industries among others.

 Furthermore, in a significant move to streamline the investment facilitation mechanism at the district level, the Government of Odisha has announced the setting up of dedicated “District Investment Promotion Agencies (DIPA)” in each of the 30 Districts across the State.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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