Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is to introduce building g plan approval system in industrail estates from April 2021. The Odisha chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra has directed the Idco to put in place the mechanism for introducing the system by March 2021.

In another significant step towards transforming the ‘ease of doing business’ in Odisha, the State overnment have initiated the steps for introducing ‘building plan approval’ by IDCO in the industrial estates and sector specific parks of the State for expediting the process of the grounding of the projects and lessening the burdens of compliance on the investors and entrepreneurs”, said the industries principal secretary Industry Hemant Sharma while outlining the administrative and executive dimensions for discussion at a review meeting held on Monday under the chairmanship of chief secretary.

Considering competitive advantage of the proposed system in enhancing business eco-system in the State, chief secretary directed to develop an online system for the purpose.

The chief secretary advised the Idco CMD Sanjay Kumar Singh to make the entire system automated eliminating the need for physical contact with the investors. It was decided to complete development of the ‘web based application’ along with its ‘dry run’ by end of March this year. Further, Mohapatra directed Idco CMD to set up in-house planning unit with necessary capacity enhancement orientation and training for meeting the rising demand.

As of now 116 industrial estates and 8 sector specific parks in Odisha have been rolled out by Idco. The major sector specific parks include sea food park at Deras, Plastic Park at Paradeep, Aluminum Park at Angul,Textile park at Bhadrakh, Food processing park at Khordha, IT park at Infocity and Infovalley and Elecetronic Manufacturing Park at Khordha.

The bulling plan approval in these industrial estates and parks is being done by the concerned urban local body in urban areas or Gram Penchants/BDOs in rural areas. An investor is required to approach the ULB and GP for obtaining the approval. The proposed system will lessen this burden on the investors. As the land in the industrial estates is being allotted by Idco and basic infrastructural facilities are being built by Idco, the building plan approval by the same agency will make the process more easy and facilitating.

Principal secretray agriculture Dr Sourabh Garg, pirncipal secretary panchyati raj Deo Ranjan Kumar Singh, principal secretary housing & urban development G. Mathivathan, secretary fisheries & animal resource development R.Raghu Prasad, managing director Ipicol Nitin Bhanudas Jawale along with senior officers from concerned departments participated in the deliberations.