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Rashmi Rekha Das

The state government has approved 186 industries in last two years through single window clearance committee. 
As many as 11 big projects have been made functional since June 2020. Besides, the state has invested Rs 4,606 crore to create 6, 557 job opportunities in the state during the period. Besides, the government aims at creating a total of 1.46 lakh jobs in industries.  

This was revealed by Pratap Keshari Deb, Minister of Industries, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises during question and answer session of State Assembly on Friday.  

Deb’s reply came after ruling party legislator Prafulla Samal sought answers from the concerned minister on how many industries have been made functional through single window clearance committees.  

Moreover, Samal also asked the minister to explain the difference between single window clearance authority and high-level clearance authority.

On the other hand, Biju Janata Dal legislator Amar Satpathy expressed concerns over the favouritism attitude of concerned officials while employing local people in neighbouring industries.

Replying to the issue raised by Satpathy, Deb said, “The state government sign memorandum of understanding (MoU) after the industries clear SLCU. However, the government is giving much more importance on recruitment of local youths.” 

The minister also made it clear that if the government receives any complaints of favouritism, the state government will act on it.

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