State offers land for wagon factory in Kalahandi

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday offered to provide land for establishment of a railway wagon factory in tribal dominated Kalahandi district, official sources said.

Indian Railway, which had already sanctioned Rs 1 crore for establishment of the first wagon factory at Sitalapalli in Ganjam district during 2012-13 fiscal, had also indicated that it would not hesitate to construct another such project if the state government provides land.

"Responding to the Indian Railways, the state government had already identified land to set up the second wagon factory in Kalahandi district," the official said.

A railway wagon factory in the undeveloped and tribal dominated district like Kalahandi, would certainly help boost the economic condition of the local people. The state government would provide all assistance for establishment of the wagon factory in Kalahandi, chief minister Naveen Patnaik said.