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Tag: Idco

Activists March To Chandrabhaga Opposing Proposed Tourism Project Near Konark Sanctuary
Activists March To Chandrabhaga Opposing Proposed Tourism Project Near Konark Sanctuary

Hundreds of people took out a rally at Chandrabhaga in Puri district on Monday, protesting against the Odisha government’s proposal to transfer a patch of forest land to the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco). 

Plastic Park To Come Up At Paradip; IOCL, IDCO Odisha Sign MoU
Plastic Park To Come Up At Paradip; IOCL, IDCO Odisha Sign MoU

Bhubaneswar: Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) today signed an agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop Paradip Plastic Park. The MoU was signed on a hybrid mode, in the presence of Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan, Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of […]

3 Years Elapsed, BPUT Buildings Still Non-Functional

Rourkela: As many as 11 buildings on the premises of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) here built at the cost of over Rs 100 crores by IDCO have been lying non-functional since December 4 2016, the day these were inaugurated. Reason, the students’ association has alleged that the varsity authorities have failed to make […]

Odisha Village Without A Single Toilet Tagged ‘Open Defecation Free’

Sundargarh: Recently the residents of Kopasinga village under Sadar block of Sundargarh district were surprised to find a signage at the entrance of the village declaring it completely open defecation free, even though there are no toilets in the village. For the villagers, it’s like rubbing salt on their already sore wounds as their demands […]

Odisha developing Vision 2030 for industries

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is developing a Vision 2030 for downstream industries to achieve more than 50 per cent value addition to the primary metal produced in the state, said Industries Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra on Thursday. Addressing more than 60 steel manufacturing companies, the Minister said that Odisha provides an unparalleled conducive ecosystem for […]

Farmers yet to receive compensation for land acquired for industries

Balasore: Farmers, who had given up their land to the State government for development of industries in Balasore, are yet to receive compensation for the same. In 2011, IDCO (Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation) had acquired 1,100 acre of private land from Mukhura, Nuapadhi and Narasinghpur panchayats of Remuna block in Balasore district. More than […]

Khurda residents oppose industrialisation at 'environment's cost'

Khurda: Hundreds of residents of Jayamanagala village today blocked the National Highway no-57 connecting Khurda-Bolangir protesting administration’s move to forcibly acquire forest and village crematorium land to pave way for new industries. Alleging that environment pollution due to smoke and other waste released from different industries at Sarua Industrial Estate is already alarming, the Jayamangala […]

CESU employees continue stir demanding grade pay hike

Bhubaneswar: The agitation of the Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (CESU) staff under the banner of Odisha State Electricity Board (OSEB) Ministerial Employees Union near IDCO Tower in Bhubaneswar entered its fifth day on Tuesday. As per sources, the employees have been demanding a hike in grade pay from Rs 2530 to Rs 2830. […]

80 startups recognised under Startup Odisha Initiative

Bhubaneswar: At least 80 startups working in diverse areas have been recognised by the Startup Odisha Initiative (SOI), a state government agency, during the last two months, officials said today. This was revealed at the second meeting of the Task Force held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary (MSME) LN Gupta on Thursday. The […]

BJD-BJP fight makes things murkier for IOCL

Bhubaneswar: The BJP on Friday accused the State Government of causing unwanted problems for the Central Government undertaking company Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) by issuing it show-cause to favour Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (DFPCL). A tug of war had ensued recently between the IOCL and Odisha Government with a show-cause being issued by Infrastructure Development […]

IDCO sends show cause to IOCL Paradip for violating land lease agreement

Paradip: The Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) has sent a show cause notice to Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Paradip Refinery Project alleging it of violating land lease deed and allocation terms and conditions. A reply has been sought from IOCL within 15 days. The approach road connecting National Highway-5 to IOCL plant site […]

Villagers protest boundary wall construction at Gitanjali Gems Park

Cuttack: Tension prevailed at Ramdaspur Panchayat under Baranga Tehsil in Cuttack district today when some villagers resisted construction of a boundary wall at the Gitanjali Gems Industrial Park by the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO). As part of protest, several locals, including women, under the banner of the Adivasi Adhikar Manch partially razed the […]

IDCO wall at Posco
IDCO starts construction of boundary wall at Posco site

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) on Monday started construction of a boundary wall at the abandoned Posco steel project site in Jagatsinghpur district. On the first day of construction work at Nuagaon gram panchayat, no local resistance was reported. The Abhayachandpur police and Assistant Tahsildar of Erasama closely monitored the progress of […]

Posco chapter closes as Odisha scraps land allotment

Bhubaneswar: The Posco Chapter finally came to a close after the Odisha government formally cancelled the allotment of land to the South Korean steel major today. A letter intimating the same has been sent by Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco) to Posco authorities. With work yet to start after 3 years of land acquisition […]

air pollution sourced from cargo transportation in Paradip
Paradip industrial hub under pollution scanner

Bhubaneswar/Paradip: With Paradip fast emerging as a major petro-chemical hub, the state government has begun an environment impact assessment of areas lying close to the industrial zone in a bid to attempt to sustain ambient surroundings. The government has laid emphasis on environment control measures as Paradip is fast striding towards massive industrialisation. With the […]

file pix of loss of trees in Noliasahi village
Posco gone, villages exposed to vagaries of nature

Jagatsinghpur: Once it was lush-green with luxuriant tree cover depicting an idyllic ambience. The thick forest with standing mangrove and casuarina cover was virtually a paradise for those evincing interest in eco-tourism. But that has become a thing of the past. The breathtaking greenery has disappeared from wetland spots in the periphery of Noliasahi, Gadakujang […]

Debi Mishra
Majority of land given at cheap rate for ventures remains unutilised: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Even after acquiring land at subsidised rates from the Odisha Government for industrial purposes, ventures at more than half of the allotted area are dysfunctional informed Industries Minister Debi Prasad Mishra, in his reply to a question posed by Jajpur BJD Debasis Nayak, in the Odisha Assembly on Thursday. Many small and large scale […]

HIL 2017
Kalinga Lancers unveils new Jersey for Coal India HIL 2017

Bhubaneswar: Kalinga Lancers, the Bhubaneswar based hockey team promoted by Odisha Sports Development and Promotion Company (OSDPC), a joint effort of Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) today unveiled its jersey and mascot for Coal India Hockey India League 2017. The team also announced German player Moritz Feurste as the […]

NIhar Samantara
ED attaches properties of Ignis Technology Solutions

Bhubaneswar:  The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today attached the properties of Ignis Technology Solutions Private Limited, a Bengaluru-based IT company having expertise in aerospace engineering, on the charge of defrauding Rs 30 crore from the United Bank of India (UBI) and registered a case against Nihar Samantara, an Odia entrepreneur and one of the directors of […]

Odisha files requisition for 1.17 lakh acres land bank

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has so far filed requisition for land measuring 1.17 lakh acres under the land bank scheme in 23 districts, the state assembly was told on Thursday. The state-owned Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation of Odisha (Idco), which is mandated to create a land bank, has so far filed requisition for land measuring […]

Make In Odisha: Of 1 lakh acre land bank target, State readies with 36k acre!

Bhubaneswar: Though the State government is planning to cash in on the much awaited ‘Make In Odisha’ conclave scheduled to begin here from Wednesday, to prominently place the State in the industrial belt of the country, it is able to create about 36,000 acre of land bank, of the one lakh acre land it had […]

Odisha's electronic park gets central approval

Bhubaneswar: The central government has given the nod for the development of Greenfield Electronic Park with an investment of Rs 205 crore in Odisha, said an official on Saturday. The Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) is developing the electronic park in an area of 203 acres within InfoValley, Bhubaneswar. Conceptualised in 2014, it is […]

Jogendra Behera
Imported wood cluster at Paradip in the offing

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has asked the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) to earmark 100 acres of land for the proposed imported wood cluster at Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district. “The wood to be imported by the Paradip Port Trust (PPT) from Malaysia will be locally processed and given finishing touch,” Micro, Small and Medium […]

AG dubs Idco's land allotment discriminatory, says govt lacks policy

Bhubaneswar: The accountant-general (AG) of Odisha has found land allotments made by the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco) to be discriminatory and has observed that the State government has no definitive policy for land allotment. Highlighting that there have been instances where undue preference have been shown to private institutions over government ones, AG […]

IDCO, OSIC asked to prepare feasibility report for food mega-parks

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has asked its two public sector units (PSUs) to prepare techno-feasibility report for setting up 20 food mega-parks in the state, said an official on Tuesday. The government has advised Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) to prepare techno feasible report for 15 mega food parks in the state. It has […]