Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

The Odisha government’s State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) on Saturday approved 16 industrial projects worth Rs 4,183 crore across nine different sectors. 

The 114th meeting of the SLSWCA, held under the chairpersonship of Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, approved the projects for different sectors including food processing, paper, wood and forest-based, textile, apparel, and technical textile, polymers and plastic products, metal ancillary and downstream, waste management, chemical, circular economy, tourism and cement. 

The projects approved will be set up across different districts of Odisha with six projects in Khordha, three in Puri, two in Koraput, and one each in Cuttack, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj and Angul. 

The government has approved these projects with a focus on generating employment opportunities for over 12,973 persons in the State.

Apart from the aforesaid industrial projects, the SLSWCA recommended 10 large projects to the High-Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) for consideration which is expected to create around 30000 job opportunities.