Bhubaneswar: The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) today accorded in-principle approval to seven investment projects worth around Rs 511.19 crore. The projects will provide employment opportunities to 6,402 persons, said an official press release.
The SLSWCA was chaired by Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra.
The projects are employment-intensive and are in the sectors like textile, apparel, paper products, renewable energy, tourism, steel downstream and iron ore beneficiation.
This was informed by Principal Secretary Industry Hemant Kumar Sharma presenting financial and technical details of the investment proposals, the release said.
Giving in-principle approval to the projects, the Chief Secretary directed IPICOL to have oversight on the construction and commissioning of the projects approved earlier.
It may be pertinent here to mention that SLSWCA had approved other eight projects worth Rs 1872.11 crore with employment opportunities for 3461 persons before 23 days.
Within these 23 days, the committee approved total investment projects of Rs 2,383.30 crore envisaging employment opportunities for 9863 persons.
Concerned departments were asked to extend proactive facilitation for expeditious construction of the industries.
Mahapatra also directed that the industries should employ the persons ‘skilled in Odisha’.
The approved projects included the proposal of Ambattur Fashions to set up a Men’s and Women’s apparel manufacturing unit at Chandaka in Khordha district with an investment of Rs 51 crore, and employment opportunities for over 4,700 persons; Wild Lotus Fashions to set up a Garment Manufacturing unit at the Chhatabar Industrial Estate in Khorda district against an investment of Rs 52.62 cr, which would generate employment opportunity for over 560 persons; Shree Banshi Luxmi Private Limited (a subsidiary of Pioneer Packaging Private Limited) to set up a new Kraft Paper unit with a capacity of 300 Ton per day in Balasore district envisaging an investment of Rs 120 cr, and employment opportunity for over 750 persons; Indian Oil Corporation Limited to set up a 10 MW Solar Power Plant in Boudh district with an investment of 52.28 cr, and employment opportunity for over 65 persons; Prachi Resorts to set up a 4-star Hotel in Khordha district with an investment of Rs. 63.30 crore, and employment opportunity for over 85 persons; Sygma Tubes And Pipes to set up a 5,00,000 MT Tube and Pipe manufacturing unit in Sambalpur district with an investment of Rs 51.99 cr, and employment opportunity for over 60 persons; and the proposal of PTCL Infrastructure Limited for expansion of its iron ore beneficiation plant from 1.5 MTPA to 2.5 MTPA at Barbil, Keonjhar with an investment of Rs 120 cr which would create employment opportunity for over 182 persons.
Development Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Jena, Additional Chief Secretary Forest and Environment Mona Sharma, Principal Secretary Industry Hemant Kumar Sharma, Principal Secretary Revenue and Disaster Management Bishnupada Sethi, Principal Secretary Water Resources Anu Garg, Principal Secretary Energy Nikunjabiharee Dhal, Principal Secretary Steel and Mines Deo Ranjan Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary Panchayati Raj and Drinking water Ashok Kumar Meena, Chairman and Managing Director IDCO Krishan Kumar, MD IPICOL Bhupinder Singh Poonia along with Principal Secretaries, Secretaries and senior officers of the concerned departments participated in the discussions.