Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government’s State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) under the chairmanship of chief secretary Suresh Mohapatra on Saturday has accorded in principle approval to 10 industrial projects envisaging investment of around Rs 217. 82 crore and direct employment opportunities for 5,242 persons in the State.

Giving in principle nod to the proposals, chief secretary Mahapatra directed IDCO to do scientific assessment of the real requirement of land and water for the units for optimizing the land use. Concerned departments were also asked to facilitate early grounding of the projects through expeditious clearances and approvals.

Presenting details of the investment proposals, principal secretary industry Hemant Kumar Sharma said, “The proposals are mainly from the sectors like cement grinding, ethanol production, food processing, tourism, coal tar and renewable energy”. He outlined the financial and technical credibility of the industrial houses who submitted the proposals.

MD IPICOL Bhoopinder Singh Poonia presented project wise details for discussion.

The projects that received in principle approval of the meeting included the following:

The committee approved the proposals of (1) My Home Industries Pvt. Limited (MHPL) to set up a 3 MTPA Cement Grinding unit in Jajpurdistrict with an investment of Rs 650 crand employment opportunities for over 750 persons; (2) L N Metallics Limited’s for setting up 0.112 MTPA MS Billets, 0.112 MTPA TMT/ Structure/ MS Strip, 0.04 MTPA Ferro Alloys, 0.1 MTPA Sponge Iron, 0.6 MTPA Iron ore Beneficiation, 0.4 MTPA Pellet, 0.112 MTPA MS/GI Pipe and 23 MW CPP in Jharsuguda district with an investment of Rs 205crand employment potential for over 571 persons; and, (3) Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India Limited to set up a Riverine Jetty at Udayabata, Jagatsinghpurwith investment of Rs150 crore and employment opportunities for over 280 persons.

Chief secretary Mahapatra also gave nod to the proposalMash Bio Fuels Pvt Ltd for setting up a 360 KLPD Ethanol, 120 KLPD Extra Neutral Alcohol(ENA), 10 MW Co-generation Plant along with a bottling unit for ENA with investment of Rs 258.05 cr. The unit, proposed to be set up in Sonepurdistrict wouldgenerate employment opportunities for over 300 persons. The proposals of (1)Vibrant Spirits Pvt Ltd to set up 100 KLPD Ethanol along with 5 MW co-generation plant in Bargarh district with investment of Rs 100 cr and employment opportunities for over 2,250 persons; (2) VCI Chemical Industries Pvt Ltd to set up a Coal Tar Distillation Plant with a 1,00,000TPA capacity at Kalinganagar in Jajpurwith investment of Rs 210 cr and employment potential for over 157 persons; and, (3) Ramco Cements Limited to expand its existing plant with the addition of a cement grinding capacity of 0.9 MTPA at Haridaspur in Jajpurwith investment of Rs 190 crore and employment opportunities for over 60 persons were was also approved in the meeting.

The other projects approved by the committee included (1) A 5-star Hotel by Luxurio Assets Private Limited with investment of Rs 181.60 crore and employment potential for 224 persons to be set up in Khurdha district; (2) A Hotel cum luxury resort by Lalchand Resort Pvt Ltd against an investment of Rs 119.67crore and employment potential for over 350 persons in Khurdha district; (3) A 4-star hotel by Sailabala Infrastructure Pvt Ltd in industrial estate of Khurdha district with an investment of Rs 107.50 crore and employment opportunities for over 300 persons.

Development commissioner Pardeep Kumar Jena, additional chief secretary forest and environment Dr Mona Sharma, principal secretary water resources Anu Garg and principal secretary finance Vishal Kumar Dev participate in the discussions.