Mrunal Manmay Dash

The Opposition parties in Odisha slammed the state government on Wednesday over the 'Make In Odisha Conclave 22' pulling it on the State's dismal employment record.

Congress spokesperson, Nishikant Mishra alleged that the state government makes big claims but fails to deliver.

"Despite spending heavily on promotional activities, the state has failed to generate employment. Looking at the Make In Odisha Conclaves, it can easily be said that though the government conceives ideas, it seldom delivers."

Similarly, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) targeted the Odisha government terming the conclave as eyewash. Party General Secretary, Prithviraj Harichandan said, "The State government should stop misleading youths on the pretext of providing them jobs."

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should introspect why the youths are going to other states for jobs despite all these promotional programmes promising jobs and employment inside Odisha, asked Harichandan.

The Odisha government on Wednesday organised a curtain raiser for the 3rd edition of Make In Odisha Conclave in Delhi. The event was joined by the CM along with other Ministers and officials.

Patnaik met ambassadors of 16 countries and invited them to the Make In Odisha Conclave 22. As per reports, he briefed the ambassadors about the investment opportunities in Odisha and the facilities the state government is providing for the investors.

It is pertinent to mention here that the state government already conducted investors' road shows in Dubai and Ahmedabad this year.

However, despite heavy spending on promotional activities, experts are not quite optimistic about the results.