Naveen to personally meet investors at Make in India Week

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to boost the state’s industrialisation, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is all set to hold one-to-one meetings with investors and foreign delegations at the Make in India Week to be held in Mumbai.

“On February 14, the Chief Minister will hold one-to-one meetings with investors and foreign delegations from Japan, China and other countries,” State Industries Minister Debi Prasad Mishra told reporters here.

Stating that the Odisha team at the Make in India meet will be led by Patnaik, Mishra said the state is poised to showcase the plethora of investment opportunities available.

The state will organise Odisha Investor’s Meet on February 14, Mishra said, adding that the main objective of the meet is to project the business ecosystem in the state and highlight the reforms undertaken by the state government to enable ease of doing business for domestic and international investors.

During the event, the state will be unveiling the Industrial Development Plan: Vision 2025 and will launch investment-related integrated services on the e-Biz portal and the Central Inspection Framework online portal, the first of its kind synchronised single inspection framework in India, Mishra claimed.

It will be followed by a panel discussion with industry leaders from Odisha on investment opportunities available in the state.

Stating that the new IPR-2015 provides a variety of sops like concessional land, VAT reimbursement, electricity duty, exemption and others to attract investment to the state, Mishra said that in doing business, Odisha has got 7th rank in the ranking evaluated by World Bank and complied by DIPP.

“We are doing a second phase of reforms and branded as one of the aspiring leaders by DIPP,” Mishra added.

Amitabh Kant, Secretary, DIPP, Bibek Debroy, Member of NITI Aayog, CII President, Rajesh Adani, Managing Director, Adani Enterprises, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, and several other industry captains are expected to grace the occasion.

Odisha’s industries minister, Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner, Principal Secretary, Industry, and other senior officials will attend the meet, Mishra said.