Bhubaneswar: Odisha government Tuesday put on fast track as many as 13 investment proposals with allotment of land. At a high level land allotment committee meeting held under the chairmanship of chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra the land allotment proposals were cleared today.

The principal secretary industry Hemant Kumar Sharma outlined appropriateness of the units for land allotment. These industrial units would invest around Rs766 crore and would provide direct employment to around 8600 youth. Besides, with grounding and commissioning of these units would generate more than double quantum of indirect employment opportunities for supply chain, small business, transportation and communication etc. relating to the industries.

The land allotted units were mostly from employment intensive sectors like garment and apparel making, logistic park, software development and digital marketing, production of sports equipments, manufacturing of unmanned aerial systems, food processing, carbon block manufacturing, manufacturing of PVC and HDPE pipes, fabrication of household goods, and setting up of the data center. These were allotted land in Khordha food processing park, Chhatabar industrial estate, Chandaka Infocity estate, Khordha integrated industrial development center, and the industrial land banks at Mundamba, Mendhasala, Girijaput, Gramadia and Chhatabar of Khodrha district.
Principal secretary industry Hemant Kumar Sharma, principal secretary tourism Surendra Kumar, secretary electronics and IT Manoj Kumar Mishra, MD IPICOL Bhupendra Singh Poonia along with senior officers of the concerned departments participated in the discussions.