Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today underscored the need to expedite the process for capital investments in Odisha.
Reviewing the status of investment in the industrial sector as per the promises made by the companies at the recent Make In Odisha Conclave at the State Secretariat here, the chief minister directed the concerned departments to form an inter-ministerial committee to be headed by the Industries minister as its chairperson with the ministers of Mines, MSME, Forest and Environment and IT as members.
“To expedite the process, the meeting decided to entrust the responsibility to senior bureaucrats. A task force comprising of senior bureaucrats would be formed. The task force would be headed by the chief secretary with secretaries of 12 departments would be the other members. The chief minister gave 3-year time to the officials to ensure minimum capital investments to the tune of Rs1.5 lakh crore in the state,” Industries minister Debi Prasad Mishra told media persons after the meeting.