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Odisha to organise investors’ meet in Bengaluru on Aug 26

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik 
Bhubaneswar, July 22: After garnering investment commitments worth Rs 70,959 crore at the Odisha Investors' Meet organised during Make In India Week in Mumbai from February 13-18 this year, the State Government has decided to organise an investors' meet in Bengaluru on August 26.

Like Mumbai event Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is likely to attend the investors’ meet to attract investment in IT, electronics and biotechnology sectors. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik would have one-to-one meeting with top-level industry captains.

Sources said the State Government has invited industry tycoons like Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry, Wipro chairman Azim Premji, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw of Biocon to interact on investment opportunities in Odisha.

The State Government has initiated also decided to celebrate Biju Patnaik birth centenary function in Bengaluru.

A preparatory meeting in this regard was held on Friday under the chairmanship of Minister of Industries and School and Mass Education Debi Prasad Mishra at the State Secretariat here. Industries Principal Secretary Sanjeeb Chopra presented the proposals for discussion.
Chief Secretary AP Padhi and Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan along with senior officers from various departments participated in the deliberations.

It was decided that Invest Odisha and Biju Patanik birth centenary would be organised at two separate events at Bangaluru on August 26.

The Ministers and Secretaries of concerned departments would also have discussions with industry partners.

Around 50 interested large and medium industries have been enlisted basing on their interest for investment in Odisha. They are from the sectors like engineering, IT, hardware, aviation, textiles, medical devices, lubricants, aerospace, beverages, telecom, defense, transport and consumer durables, he said.

Mishra added that Biju Patnaik centenary would be organised as another event with a number of attractive cultural programmes involving Odias living in Bengaluru and Odia associations. Chief Minister Patnaik would address at both the events.
         



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