Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will meet industry captains at an investors meet in Bengaluru on August 26, official sources said.
The state government has invited several industry leaders, including Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry, Wipro chairman Azim Premji, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw of Biocon, to the two-day meet starting from August 25.
The meet is being organised jointly by CII, Karnataka and Odisha governments. Patnaik, while reviewing on the state’s preparedness for the two-day meet, accorded his consent to hold discussion with industry leaders on August 26, an official statement issued by the chief minister’s office said.
The state government will organise a seminar on ‘Industrial Development and Investment Opportunities in Odisha’ in the investors meet. Patnaik will unveil the state government’s ‘Start Up Policy’ in the seminar, it said, adding that the chief minister will also release the master plan for the proposed Info Valley Project, Bhubaneswar, in the meet.
On the occasion, the state government will sign an MoU with Wadhawani Foundation for assisting the Odisha administration on vocational and skill development training of youths. “International sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik has been invited to make sand art at the investors meet to attract people,” said an official of the industries department.
“The state government has invited around 50 large and medium industries from sectors like engineering, IT, hardware, aviation, textiles, medical devices, lubricants, aerospace, beverages, telecom, defense, transport and consumer durables,” said Industries Minister Debi Prasad Mishra.
Mishra said the investors meet aimed at meeting the target set by Odisha’s Industrial Policy Resolution-2015. The IPR-2015 targets to attract investment worth Rs 1.73 lakh crore by 2019-20 from different sectors.