Odisha CM unveils 14 industrial projects worth Rs 1,537 crore

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated 3 industrial projects and performed groundbreaking of 11 projects. These 14 industrial units with a combined investment of Rs 1,537.07 crore will generate employment opportunities for 3,773 persons in the state.

“Odisha is fast emerging as the ‘Manufacturing Hub of Eastern India,” CM Patnaik said.

“The implementation of ease of doing business reforms and facilitation provided by various departments have ensured that businesses continue to grow in the State.”

These diversified projects are ranging across renewable energy, metal and downstream, textile and apparel, fertilizer, plastic and food processing sectors.

Some of the leading companies promoting these projects include Aditya Birla Renewables Limited, IFFCO, Supreme Industries and Britannia Industries Limited.

Jagatsinghpur district got the maximum investment of Rs 400 crore by IFFCO, followed by Bolangir with a renewable energy project worth Rs 352.50 crores.

Cuttack came third with 6 projects worth Rs 271.64 crore and Khordha was next with 4 projects worth Rs 182.78 crore. Other districts including Sundargarh and Jharsuguda had also received investments worth Rs 265.72 crore and Rs 64.43 crore through various industrial projects.

The projects that were inaugurated includes:

  • A Solar Power Plant in Bolangir by Aditya Birla Renewables Limited against an investment of Rs 352.50 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 80 persons.
  • An Aluminium Dross Refining unit at Banjari, Jharsuguda by Runaya Refining LLP against an investment of Rs 64.43 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 175 persons.
  • A Garments manufacturing unit at Chhatabar, Khordha by Wild Lotus Fashions against an investment of Rs 20 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 783 persons.

The details of the projects for which groundbreaking was done are:

  • A Sulphuric Acid Expansion Project unit with an additional annual capacity of 6,60,000 MT at Paradip, Jagatsinghpur by Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) against an investment of Rs 400 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 21 persons.
  • An Iron Ore Beneficiation plant of 1.50 MTPA and a Pellet Plant of 1.20 MTPA at Lahunipada, Sundargarh by KAI International against an investment of Rs 265.72 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 475 persons.
  • A manufacturing unit for production of Plastic pipes, PVC water storage tanks and allied plastic products of capacity 55,000 MT per annum at Khuntuni, Cuttack by Supreme Industries Limited against an investment of Rs 151.30 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 320 persons.
  • An expansion project of Britannia Industries Limited’s manufacturing unit of Biscuits, Cakes, Rusk and other bakery products with an additional annual capacity of 30,000 MT in Khordha against an investment of Rs 93.60 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 350 persons.
  • A footwear manufacturing unit at Champajhar, Khordha by Niren Kumar Anand against an investment of Rs 62.44 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 620 persons.
  • An HDPE and Thermoplastic pipes manufacturing unit by Astral Polytechnik Limited at Ramdaspur, Cuttack against an investment of Rs 60.06 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 150 persons.
  • A Food processing unit and cold storage facilities by jay Bharat Spices at Ramdaspur, Cuttack against an investment of Rs 50.10 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 550 persons.
  • An Offset printing & Book Binding unit at Jaymangal, Khordha by ​Printech Offset private limited against an investment of Rs 6.74 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 64 persons.
  • A Biomedical waste management plant at Choudwar, Cuttack by ​Renewale Envirogic (P) Ltd. against an investment of Rs 5.33 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 102 persons.
  • Organic Fertilisers & manure processing unit at Choudwar, Cuttack by Arnab Care & Food against an investment of Rs 2.20 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 34 persons.
  • A food processing unit for Noodles, Papad and Pickles at Choudwar, Cuttack by Pratistha Ventures against an investment of Rs 2.65 crore which will generate potential employment opportunities for over 49 persons.