The 124th State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) meeting was held today, with Chief Secretary Shri Pradeep Kumar Jena, IAS presiding. The SLSWCA approved eight transformative projects totaling 1397.18 crores, bolstering the state’s position as an investment destination. Significant investments in the plastic, technical textile, and aluminum sectors have increased Odisha’s manufacturing capabilities. The steel industry has seen an increase in approvals, highlighting the region’s abundant mineral resources and metallurgical expertise. The information technology sector emerged as a priority, reflecting Odisha’s commitment to increasing IT solutions. Advances were made in the Agro Industry sectors, which tapped into the state’s cultivation potential. These sectors were spread across six districts, indicating a broad industrial development strategy.
Sintex BAPL Limited has committed to investing INR 479.47 crores in the establishment of a manufacturing unit for CPVC, UPVC, SWR, Agri Pipes, PVC fittings, and Plastic tanks with an annual capacity of 37,520 MT in the plastic sector. As a result, 1000 people will be employed in Sambalpur. In addition, HIL India has committed to investing INR 250 crores in the establishment of PVC and CPVC pipe manufacturing units, creating 275 jobs. Mega Flex Plastics Ltd has an annual capacity of 9,600 MT in Khordha with its manufacturing unit for plastic containers, leno bags, PP Woven Bags, PP Woven fabrics, and corrugated boxes. With an investment of INR 62.38 crores, this venture will not only create 382 jobs, but will also be the first-of-its-kind manufacturing facility.
Investment from notable companies such as Four Sandhu Tubes Private Limited and KAI Steel Private Limited has resulted in significant growth in the steel sector. These two companies have invested nearly INR 188.98 crores in areas such as Jajpur and Sundargarh. More than 403 people will be employed as a result of the state’s investments in downstream sectors. Hindalco Industries Ltd will invest INR 241.05 crores in the aluminium sector, specifically in Sambalpur, to establish a White Fused Alumina manufacturing unit. This substantial investment is expected to generate 210 job opportunities.
Anuj Autograph Business Park is establishing an IT Park in Khordha with an investment of INR 105.3 Crores and a potential workforce of 300. GGL Chalet Pvt. Limited will invest 70 crores in Koraput on a manufacturing unit for Veneer (2,50,00,000 SQM per annum), Ply Board & Particle Board (5,00,000 SQM per annum), and Biomass Pellet (10,00,000 MTPA). The combined potential for job creation is around 290.
These projects, which range from plastic to agro and forest products, reflect Odisha’s multifaceted growth strategy and steps toward industrial development.
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