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Industries Department has been provided with a budget of Rs 710.20 crore in FY 2023-24

Bhubaneswar21/3/23:Industries Department has been provided with a budget of Rs 710.20 crore in FY 2023-24 to create a world-class land bank, industrial & enabling infrastructure and investment facilitation in the State.

A large amount of funds of Rs 556 crore has been allocated for the development of industry-ready infrastructure, which is more than 25% higher than the previous year’s budget allocated in FY 2022-23 and 240% higher than budget allocated in FY 2021-22, informed Industries Minister Pratap Keshari Deb.

Addressing the media at Geeta Gobind Sadan today, on the highlights of Budget 2023-24 Minister Deb said that the development of world-class industrial infrastructure is one of the major agendas of the Government in which IDCO has already developed various sector-specific Industrial Parks such as Plastic Park at Paradeep, Aluminium Park at Angul, Seafood Park at Deras and Electronics Park at Bhubaneswar.

All these projects are already completed and functional. With State of Art Infrastructure in place and attractive land price, these projects are attracting investors to come and invest in Odisha.

In the Seafood Park & Plastic Park, more than 50% leasable area has already been allotted to units. In the EMC Park, RBI has started construction of Hyper data centre and other similar projects are in pipeline.

For Plug n Play Infrastructure, IDCO has completed the modern IT Incubation Centre-cum-OHUB spreading over 3.57 Acres of land and total built-up area of 4 lakhs sq.ft. with plug n play facility to help start-up companies with necessary guidance, tech support,

infrastructure, access to investors, networking and facilitating a host of other resources that may be required for the start-up to survive and scale.

Similarly, IDCO has set up commercial space at strategic locations at Dhenkanal Tower (close to NH 55) of built up area 1.5 lakhs and Jharsuguda Tower (close to SH 10 along Biju Expressway) of built-up area 2.5 lakhs.

Highlighting on some new initiatives, Minister Deb said that in the coming years, the Industries Department has a target for the construction of worker’s hostel at 13 locations having a combined capacity of 26,000 in multiple locations across the State.

Worker’s Hostel will be a value proposition as a basic infrastructure for MSME/large units coming to set up their units inside Government developed Industrial Estates.

Similarly, Government has a target to incur expenditure of about Rs 200 crore for land bank for procurement of Government and Private Land, making it ready for attracting investors.

Government has identified more than 5,000 acres of land along the Biju expressway for the development of more than 25 clusters starting from Rourkela (Sundergarh) to Motu (Malkangiri) of 10 districts. The government has made special provision of incentives for the units that will set up units along Biju expressway in notified Industrial areas.

The government has also taken steps for the development of large area industrial estates from surrendered land by Central PSU or identifying new land parcels for industry-ready infrastructure from day 0.

Such facilities will come up at Neulopoi (Dhenkanal), Naraj (Cuttack), Gajamara & Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal District.

Principal Secretary  Industries Hemant Sharma said that Government has set a target for the construction of commercial built-up space for Industries as enabling infrastructure at 8 locations in first phase (Khurda, Angul, Sambalpur, Jajpur, Paradeep, Balasore, Berhampur & Barbil) and further 3 locations (Rourkela, Khurda and Kalahandi) with a combined capacity of more than 50 lakhs sq.ft. Odisha has seen significant industrial development over the last two decades.

The increase in investment to the state necessitates higher emphasis and facilitation for the quick development of linked infrastructure facilities at a district level.

In view of this, the Government has already set up District Investment Promotion Agency (DIPA) in 15 districts, further, it will be expanded phase-wise to balance 15 districts in the upcoming financial year FY 2023-24.

The focus of the Industries Department from the budget will be the creation of quality infrastructure for promoting orderly and sustainable industrial growth.

Bhupendra Singh Poonia, MD, IPICOL & MD, IDCO along with senior officials from Industries Department were present in the press meet.

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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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