Govt urges Tata group to build hospital, ITIs

Bhubaneswar: The state government today urged Tata group to set up a 400-bed hospital and four placement-linked Industrial Training Centres in the state as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR). This was conveyed to Tata Son`s deputy Chairman Cyrus Pallonji Mistry who met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for the first time here. Mistry also visited Kalinga Nagar area where the company is setting up a 6 MTPA steel plant.

"We have asked them (the company) to set up a 400-bed hospital in Ganjam district and certain placement liked Industrial Training Cetres for local youths," Patnaik told reporters after the hour-long meeting. Patnaik during discussion with Mistry said the company should set up placement linked multi skill development training centres having capacity of taking 1,000 students each at Jajpur, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Ganjam districts.

Besides building a 6 MTPA steel plant at Kalinga Nagar in Jajpur district, Tatas have proposed to set up an industrial park at Gopalpur in Ganjam district on more than 3500 acres of land they possess. The company during 90s had taken the land to set up a steel plant, but later shelved the project. The company also plans to set up a 2,000 MW power plant while Software Development Centre of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is already in operation.