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Ongoing big investment projects in Odisha reviewed

Bhubaneswar, Nov 7: The Cabinet Committee Investment Project Monitoring Group (CCIPMG) headed by Chief Secretary Aditya prasad Padhi reviewed the progress of various ongoing investment projects in Odisha in two different sessions at the State Secretariat here on Monday.

Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan, Principal Secretary PPP and State PMG Pradeep Kumar Jena presented updates of the projects and outlined the issues for discussion.

“There has been substantial progress in the projects because of this collaborative action between State and Central Governments machineries. A number of issues have been resolved,” said Joint Secretary Prime Ministers’ Office Subha Kuma who was present in the meeting. “We are quite satisfied by the progress,” she added.

Available data shows, around 31 projects in railway, national high way, irrigation, plastic and polymer cluster, coal block development and power sectors were reviewed. The issues flagged by the project proponents in the central PMG portal were analyzed and resolved. Mainly the issues raised by project developers related to forest clearance, DGPS survey, conduct of socio-economic impact studies, issue of FRA certificate, environmental clearance, rehabilitation against the land acquisition, distribution of compensatory awards and ex-gratia grants, starting of mining operations at the ground level etc. 

The principal railway projects reviewed in the meeting included Khurda-Bolangir new BG rail link estimated at Rs 3550 crore, Samabkpur-Bamur railway doubling estimated (Rs 1,111crore), Haridaspur-Paradeep rail link of 82 kms, Talcher-Bimlagarh new rail line (Rs 8,111 crore),  Angul-Sukinda new line project (Rs 638 crore) and Jharsuguda-Barpali-Sardega railway line (Rs 700 crore).
The national Highway projects reviewed were Tileibani-Sambalpur Section  NH-6 with estimated cost of around Rs 752 crore, Binjhabahal-Tileibani section on NH-6 (Rs 1,057 crore), Singara-Binjhabahal section on NH-6 (Rs 1,082 crore), Baharagora-Singara section on NH-6 (Rs 734 crore), six laning of Bhubaneswar-Chandikhol section on NH-5 with involving investment of Rs 1,047 crore, Chandikhol-Duburi-Talcher section (Rs 996 crore), Angul-Sambalpur Toll Road project (Rs 1,220 crore), Cuttack-Angul toll way project (Rs 1,124 crore).

Besides, the coal, mine and power projects like 1 MT Alumina refinery of NALCO at Damnajodi, 
Anrak Aluminum Ltd.,  MCL projects at Jagannath OCP, Bhubaneswari OCP, Natraj Under Ground mine, Hingula OCP, Kaniha OCP, Ananta Extn OCP, Orient underground OCP, Darlipali STPP stage-1, Lanco Babandh power ltd, Odisha Ultra Mega Power Project and KVK Nilachal Power Pvt Ltd were also reviewed.

The progress of the projects namely Telengiri medium irrigation project estimated around  Rs 614 crore, Plastic Polymers and Allied cluster involving investment of Rs 1,000 crore, Common System associated with east coast Railway Energy Pvt Ltd and NCC Power Projects ltd. envisaging  investment of Rs 2743 crore  were also reviewed  in the meeting.

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