Odisha government has received proposals for setting up a mobile phone and an electric vehicle manufacturing units in the State ahead of its Make in Odisha Conclave to be held in November.
“Mobile phone major Gionee has evinced interest to set up a mobile phone manufacturing facility in Odisha. A Gionee team has sought some information regarding this and we will soon reply them. We will get a concrete picture of the investment proposal before the second edition of the Make in Odisha Conclave in November,” a senior official of the industries department said.
The official also said: “Shree Bharat Motors is planning to set up a electric car manufacturing factory. It is in the initial stage.”
An official delegation under the leadership of industries minister Ananta Das is now on a visit to Germany, Italy and Saudi Arabia to woo foreign investment. “The team is trying its best to attract investment to the state,” said the official.
In the first edition of Make in Odisha Conclave in 2016, the state had received 124 proposals, of which 76 proposals are in various stages of implementation. “Out of Rs 2.02 lakh crore of investment proposals, Rs 1.8 lakh crore has already been invested in various sectors,” he said.