Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated two new manufacturing units and laid the foundation stones for 13 plants in the state, totalling an investment of Rs 2,901.20 crore.
“Odisha is fast emerging as the ‘Manufacturing Hub of Eastern India’ and we are working towards developing the state into a ‘Manufacturing Hub of South Asia’. The new units will provide employment for more than 3,091 people in the state,” he said.
The manufacturing units, which were inaugurated by Patnaik, include Grasim Industries Ltd’s 33,000 mtpa caustic soda facility in Ganjam district, built at an investment of Rs 110 crore, and Jyoti Solar Solution’s Rs 57.17-crore solar power plant in Bolangir district.
The chief minister laid the foundation stones of OCL Ltd’s Rs 1994.98-crore cement plant in Sundergarh district, Hindustan Urban Infrastructure’s Rs 389-crore wire drawing of aluminium insulated wires and cable manufacturing unit in Khurda district, IFFCO’s private railway siding (Rs 63.55 crore) and Jajpur Cement plant (Rs 63.5 crore), among others.
A total of 49 manufacturing units have either been inaugurated or started construction, as a direct result of the investment promotion efforts of the state government since November 2017, an official said.