Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday inaugurated 22 new projects in the state, with an expense of ₹4,461.42 crore. Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-led state government, with new 22 projects, is expected to create 9451 employment opportunities in the Eastern State.
Launching 22 new projects for the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated all the concerned companies. Patnaik, as quoted by PTI, said, “I congratulate all the companies concerned on this achievement and assure everyone for complete facilitation support from the state government”.
Chief Minister also expressed confidence that these 22 projects will play an important role in the next era of Industrial growth in the state. He added that launch of the plethora of new projects will also play a crucial part in the direction the vision of an industrially prosperous Odisha.
Among 22 new projects, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated 10 industrial units. Apart from the 12 projects, he laid the foundation for 12 other projects across nine different sectors such as tourism, Textile, Infrastructure, metal and metal downstream, cement, power, and renewable energy, paper, plastics, and food processing.
He launched and performed groundbreaking for these projects through a video conference from Lok Seva Bhawan in Bhubneshwar.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister lauded his state government and said, ‘In the past 20 months, the state government has launched, groundbreaking and inauguration, over 120 projects worth ₹92,686 crore’. Chief Minister added that these projects will create around 1.2 lakh job opportunities.
Among the important projects that the state government launched in the past few months include: Rs 250 crore Arati Steel expansion in Cuttack, Rs 150.90 crore Hindalco Solar plant at Lapang, JK Lakshmi Cement unit of Rs 155 crore in Cuttack, JSW Cement facility worth Rs 318 crore at Kalinga Nagar and Shyam Metalics and Energy’s unit with Rs 870 crore investment in Sambalpur.
These projects expected to play a crucial role in creating lakhs of jobs opportunities in Odisha.
Earlier on August 3, Chief Minister Patnaik released a coffee table book “Make-in-Odisha, 2018”.