CM asks officials to expedite investment proposals

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday directed officials to ensure companies, which have shown interest to invest in the State, do not face any problems in getting forest and environment clearance and land acquisition as per the new industrial policy.

In a high-level meeting chaired by the chief minister at the Secretariat here, it was revealed 14 companies have shown interest at the investors’ meet organised in Mumbai on the occasion of ‘Make In India Week’ to invest in the State in different sectors except minerals. Total 26 companies had discussed with the State government proposals of more than Rs 70,000 crore investment.

Talking to media persons, Sanjeev Chopra, Industry secretary, said, “Mainly proposals we received were in non-mineral sectors such as electronics manufacturing, solar power and textiles. This is a good sign for the State.”

Among others, chief secretary, development commissioner and Industry secretary had joined the meeting.

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