Odisha to organise Global Investors Meet

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to attract investment in the state in a big way, Odisha government has decided to organise Global Investors Meet this fiscal.

"The proposed meet envisages designing the investment promotion strategy and action plan for the state. It has also been proposed to organise sectoral, domestic and international road shows in prospective countries and states before the meet," Chief Secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik said.

The meet will have follow-up action plans like investment facilitation with various departments and monitoring progress of MoUs.

The meet should be sector-specific and result-oriented to the ground level implementation, Patnaik said, proposing prioritising non-mineral sectors in which the state has enough potential, manpower and raw material, official sources said.

After deliberation with experts, it has been proposed to take up sectors like IT, horticulture, food processing and non-timber forest produce, handloom-handicraft and tourism, chemicals and petro-chemicals, auto and auto-ancillaries.

The event will be associated with an industrial exhibition. Investors outreach programme to connect with local, national and international investors, industry associations, partner countries, partner states will be the main focus of the meet, the sources said.