Odisha Chief Minister launches 22 projects worth Rs 4,461 crore

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BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched 22 new projects, involving a total investment of Rs 4,461.42 crore.

The projects are expected to create employment opportunities for 9451 people.

“I congratulate all the companies concerned on this achievement and assure everyone for complete facilitation support from the state government,” Patnaik said.

He said these projects will usher in the next era of industrial growth in the state and will contribute towards the vision of an industrially prosperous Odisha.

Patnaik inaugurated 10 industrial units and performed groundbreaking of 12 other facilities across nine different sectors such as metal and metal downstream, cement, power and renewable energy, plastics, food processing, tourism, textile and apparels, infrastructure and paper.

He inaugurated and laid foundation stones for these projects through a video conferencce from Lok Seva Bhawan here.

Some key projects 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.

During past 20 months, the state witnessed groundbreaking and inauguration of over 120 projects with a total investment of Rs 92,686 crore and these would create employment opportunities for over 1.2 lakh people, he said.

On the occasion, Patnaik also released a coffee table book “Make-in-Odisha, 2018”.

Source: Press Trust of India