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‘Make in Odisha’ conclave from Nov 30 to investors

Bhubaneswar, Sep 24: With an aim to attract more investments to the State, Odisha Government has decided to organise ‘Make in Odisha’ conclave in Bhubaneswar from November 30 to December 2.

The detail proposal for organising the event was discussed in a high level meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at the Secretariat wherein Industries Principal Secretary Sanjeeb Chopra presented the proposals and outlined the issues for discussion.

The proposed event would be organised under the joint aegis of the State Government and DIPP, Govt of India. Various industry associations, business chambers, experts, potential investors from India and abroad would participate in the event.

The Chief Secretary directed concerned departments to prepare shelf of investment projects in their respective sectors and share it with potential investors for making the conclave more result oriented.

Industries Principal Secretary Chopra said that specific arrangements would be done to list out and follow up the investment leads and intends. The Chief Secretary Padhi also directed the departments to finalise various investment policies in different sectors before the conclave. The departments were asked to finalise the policies or bring necessary amendments to the existing policies within 30 days.

The objectives of the conclave are to showcase manufacturing ecosystem in Odisha, highlight investment opportunities and elicit investment intentions from the corporate.

There will be three-day long activities including exhibition, exposure, networking, plenary sessions and sectoral sessions.

The meeting also decided to organise pre-event investor reach out activities like road shows at Delhi, Kolkata, Pune and Hyderabad along with participation in TEXCON, Delhi scheduled to be organised on October 13 and 14 and Ambassadors’ meet at Delhi on October 17. A budget of around Rs 20 crore has been proposed for the conclave.

MSME Principal Secretary LN Gupta, Culture and Tourism Principal Secretary Gagan Dhal, Secretary Skill Development and Technical Education Sanjaya Singh, Handloom and Textiles Secretary Chitra Arumugam along with senior officers from IPICOL, Industry Department and Industry associations participated in the discussions.

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