I am pleased to participate in the 14th phase of groundbreaking and inauguration ceremony for industrial units today.
Odisha is fast emerging as the ‘Manufacturing Hub of Eastern India’. Our Government’s progressive policy framework and regulatory environment has enabled the rapid growth of industries in the State. The implementation of ease of doing business reforms and facilitation provided by various Departments have ensured that businesses continue to grow in the State.
Our industries have been actively partnering with State Govt. not only in economic development, but also in discharging social responsibility. Our Government has been focusing on skilling the youth of Odisha to make them industry-ready and many industries have come forward to participate in our skill development initiatives.
We have always endeavored to provide a hassle-free and smooth doing business environment for the investors in Odisha. Even in these difficult times of COVID-19, the State has attracted major investments and continues to enjoy the trust of investors. Today’s event, where we are launching new industrial projects in diverse sectors ranging from cement, food processing, tourism and logistics is a proof of our efforts in attracting investments across different sectors.
I am happy to note that the 13 projects for which groundbreaking and inauguration has been undertaken today are spread over 9 districts. These projects entail an investment of Rs.2360 crores and would create more than 3000 employment opportunities. These projects are also spread across all categories of investments – small, medium as well as large industries.
I congratulate all the companies on this auspicious occasion and assure you continued facilitation support from the State Government.