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Odisha  Chief Minister inaugurated 3 industrial projects and performed a groundbreaking of 11 projects

Bhubaneswar, July 23: Odisha  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated 3 industrial projects and performed a groundbreaking of 11 projects. These diversified projects are ranging across Renewable energy, Metal and downstream, Food Processing, Textile and apparel, Fertilizer, Plastic, and Food processing sectors. Some of the leading companies promoting these projects include Aditya Birla Renewables Limited, IFFCO, Supreme Industries, and Britannia Industries Limited.

In a major boost to the Make in Odisha, these 14 industrial units with a combined investment of Rs 1,537.07 Crore will generate employment opportunities for 3773 persons in the state.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said, “Odisha is fast emerging as the ‘Manufacturing Hub of Eastern India’. My Government’s stable policy and regulatory environment has enabled the growth of industries in the state. The implementation of ease of doing business reforms and facilitation provided by various departments have ensured that businesses continue to grow in the State.”

Thanking the Odisha-based industries for their CSR activities he further added, “Our industries have been actively partnering with State Government not only in economic development but also in discharging social responsibility. During the peak of the second wave, when the whole country was witnessing a shortage of medical oxygen, Odisha responded proactively and supported other states in supplying lifesaving medical oxygen. Several industries of Odisha came forward to contribute medical oxygen, tankers, generators, cylinders and crucial accessories.”

The projects that were inaugurated including:

●      A Solar Power Plant in Bolangir by Aditya Birla Renewables Limited against an investment of INR 352.50 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 80 persons.

●      An Aluminium Dross Refining unit at Banjari, Jharsuguda by Runaya Refining LLP against an investment of INR 64.43 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 175 persons.

●      A Garments manufacturing unit at Chhatabar, Khordha by Wild Lotus Fashions against an investment of INR 20 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 783 persons.

The details of the projects for which groundbreaking was done are:

●      A Sulphuric Acid Expansion Project unit with an additional annual capacity of 6,60,000 MT at Paradip, Jagatsinghpur by Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) against an investment of INR 400 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 21 persons.

●      An Iron Ore Beneficiation Plant of 1.50 MTPA and a Pellet Plant of 1.20 MTPA at Lahunipada, Sundargarh by KAI International against an investment of INR 265.72 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 475 persons.

●      A manufacturing unit for production of Plastic pipes, PVC water storage tanks and allied plastic products of capacity 55,000 MT per annum at Khuntuni, Cuttack by Supreme Industries Limited against an investment of INR 151.30 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 320 persons.

●      An expansion project of Britannia Industries Limited’s manufacturing unit of Biscuits, Cakes, Rusk and other bakery products with an additional annual capacity of 30,000 MT in Khordha against an investment of INR 93.60 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 350 persons.

●      A footwear manufacturing unit at Champajhar, Khordha by Niren Kumar Anand against an investment of INR 62.44 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 620 persons.

●      An HDPE and Thermoplastic pipes manufacturing unit by Astral Polytechnik Limited at Ramdaspur, Cuttack against an investment of INR 60.06 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 150 persons.

●      A Food processing unit and cold storage facilities by jay Bharat Spices at Ramdaspur, Cuttack against an investment of INR 50.10 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 550 persons.

●      An Offset printing & Book Binding unit at Jaymangal, Khordha by ​Printech Offset private limited against an investment of INR 6.74 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 64 persons.

●      A Biomedical waste management plant at Choudwar, Cuttack by ​Renewable Envirogic (P) Ltd. against an investment of INR 5.33 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 102 persons.

●      Organic Fertilisers & manure processing unit at Choudwar, Cuttack by Arnab Care & Food against an investment of INR 2.20 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 34 persons.

●      A food processing unit for Noodles, Papad and Pickles at Choudwar, Cuttack by Pratistha Ventures against an investment of INR 2.65 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 49 persons.

About Editor in chief

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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