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Road show held in Hyderabad ahead of Make in Odisha conclave

Bhubaneswar, Oct 25: Ahead of the Make in Odisha conclave, the Odisha Government on Tuesday organised a road show in Hyderabad to attract investments the State.

Industries Minister Debi Prasad Mishra along with a high-profile delegation participated in the road show and made a strong pitch for Odisha explaining why the State should top investment decisions.

“The State of Odisha has a progressive industrial policy and robust industrial infrastructure ecosystem. Good governance, single window facilitation and best-in-class incentives, and above all, an industry-friendly State Government which is committed to making starting and doing business an easier proposition are reason enough to set up operations in Odisha,” Mishra told a large assembly of CEOs of various companies.

“The new Odisha Industrial Development Plan: Vision 2025 focusing on five key sectors including ancillary and downstream in metal sector, agro and sea food processing, electronics manufacturing, chemicals, plastics and petrochemicals and textiles including technical textiles through which we aim to attract investments to the tune of Rs 2.5 lakh crore and generate direct and indirect employment opportunities for 30 lakh people,” Mishra said.

The road show was organised by the State Government in collaboration with Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), of the Union Government and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) ahead of the Make-in-Odisha Conclave scheduled for November 30 to December 2 in Bhubaneswar.

The Odisha delegation which comprised senior Government officials and industry members, sought to showcase the manufacturing process of Odisha as well as invite companies to the Make-in-Odisha Conclave.

It also met over 30 companies in Hyderabad and held one-to-one meetings with companies and organisations such as Penna Cements, Bharat Biotech, MIDHANI, KIMS, Hyderabad Foods Ltd, Virinchi Ltd, ADP, Konaseema Gas Power & Pennar Industries, etc., and made a strong case for Odisha as a rewarding investment destination.

It listed the competitive advantages of Odisha as a manufacturing destination and shared information about more than 200 ‘ready-to-invest’ projects in diverse sectors and areas including industrial parks, textiles, healthcare, manufacturing, food processing, urban infrastructure, petrochemicals, tourism and downstream industries. Besides explaining what the state Government has done on the ease of doing business front, the Odisha delegation also showed the industry leaders slides to drive home why the ‘cost of doing business’ in Odisha is lower.

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