CM Naveen Launches 22 Projects Worth Over Rs 4,400 Cr

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched 22 new projects, 10 inaugurations and 12 groundbreakings, worth Rs 4,461.42 crore that will create employment opportunities for over 9,000 persons.

“I congratulate all the companies on this milestone and assure everyone of complete facilitation support from the state government. These projects will usher in the next era of industrial growth in the state and will contribute towards the vision of an industrially prosperous Odisha,” said the Chief Minister.

He said Odisha aspires to be one of the top three investment destinations in the country in terms of investments.

“Towards achieving this vision, we have devised the ‘5T’ strategy in which transformation goals will be achieved through teamwork, transparency and technology enablers in a time-bound manner,” Patnaik said.

The Chief Minister said this strategy has already started yielding encouraging results towards our industrial growth.

“In the past 20 months, we have undertaken groundbreaking and inauguration of over 120 industrial units with an investment of Rs 92,686 crore in the state creating employment opportunities for over 1.2 lakh people,” the Chief Minister said.

He also released a coffee table book ‘Make-in-Odisha, 2018’.

Meanwhile, Opposition has raised questions about the attempt and intention of the State government for establishment of industry.

“The State must ensure that industry must get water, land and electricity. Otherwise the industry will not make investment industry and is scope for employment generation will diminish. The claims of the State government are only an eyewash,” said Pradipta Naik, Leader of Opposition.

“In view of the pathetic condition of industrial units these announcements look like a publicity stunt,” said Pradipta Naik, Leader of Opposition.

Industry minister Dibya Shankar Mishra said to ensure more investment, these programmes have been launched and the government is doing its best to make them successful by 2030.

(With IANS inputs)