The Odisha government aims to create 3 lakh jobs in manufacturing sector by 2019-20, industries minister Debi Prasad Mishra said on Monday.
It was decided at the annual review meeting of the Industries department chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat.
The share of manufacturing sector in the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) will be raised to 27 per cent by 2019-20. The Chief Minister asked the Industries Department to prepare a roadmap with focus on more employment opportunities and incentives for the manufacturing sector.
Naveen also advised the Department to finalise guidelines for the SEZ policy and Industrial Policy Resolution, 2015 to attract investment to the State.
Naveen stressed a state-specific land acquistion policy with land losers as stake-holders in industries proposed on their land.
The meeting also discussed different projects like electronics system designing manufacturing park at Bhubaneswar, seafood park at Deras, handloom park at Ganjam, aluminium park in Rayagada and Angul, and ancillary steel industries in Jharsuguda and Sambalpur.