Odisha government approves 16 industrial projects
The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) of the Odisha government has approved as many as 16 industrial projects worth Rs 4,183 crore, which would help generate employment opportunities for over 12,973 people in the state.
The projects approved in the meeting chaired by chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra belonged to paper, wood and forest-based, food processing, textile, apparel and technical textile, metal ancillary and downstream, polymers and plastic products, plastic, waste management, circular economy, chemical, tourism, and cement industries.
The approved projects will be set up across Odisha with six of the projects being set up in Khordha, three in Puri, two in Koraput, and one each in Cuttack, Bhadrak, Dhamara, Mayurbhanj, and Angul.
The SLSWCA approved two proposals of Greenply Industries under the name of Greenply Speciality Panels Pvt Ltd & Greenply Sandila Pvt Ltd to set up two manufacturing units for the production of new medium-density fiberboard, having an annual capacity of 2,56,000 cubic metres and new plywood and allied product manufacturing unit having an annual capacity of 13.5 million square metres in Semiliguda, Koraput, with a proposed investment of Rs 505 crore and Rs 101 crore respectively, generating employment for over 1,300 people in the state.
It also gave its nod to the proposal of TRL Krosaki Refractories Ltd, the leading refractories manufacturing company in India, to set up a refractory manufacturing unit for the metal ancillary & downstream industry in Dhamra. The unit is being set up at an investment of Rs 650 crore and is expected to generate employment opportunities for over 700 people in the state.
In the hospitality sector, the committee approved the proposal by Prabhukrupa Estates & Properties for setting up a four-star hotel and convention centre named Ananya Beach Resort in Sipasurubuli, Puri, at an investment of Rs 50.84 crore.
In the food processing sector, the committee also approved an investment of Rs 624 crore for Varun Beverages Limited to set up a manufacturing facility for beverages, packaged drinking water, beverage-based syrups in Khordha.