‘Make in Odisha’ conclave from Nov 30 to investors

Bhubaneswar, Sep 24: With an aim to attract more investments
to the State, Odisha Government has decided to organise ‘Make in Odisha’
conclave in Bhubaneswar from November 30 to December 2.
The detail proposal for organising the event was discussed in
a high level meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya
Prasad Padhi at the Secretariat wherein Industries Principal Secretary Sanjeeb
Chopra presented the proposals and outlined the issues for discussion.
The proposed event would be organised under the joint aegis
of the State Government and DIPP, Govt of India. Various industry associations,
business chambers, experts, potential investors from India and abroad would participate
in the event.
The Chief Secretary directed concerned departments to prepare
shelf of investment projects in their respective sectors and share it with
potential investors for making the conclave more result oriented.
Industries Principal Secretary Chopra said that specific
arrangements would be done to list out and follow up the investment leads and
intends. The Chief Secretary Padhi also directed the departments to finalise
various investment policies in different sectors before the conclave. The departments
were asked to finalise the policies or bring necessary amendments to the
existing policies within 30 days.
The objectives of the conclave are to showcase manufacturing
ecosystem in Odisha, highlight investment opportunities and elicit investment
intentions from the corporate.
There will be three-day long activities including exhibition,
exposure, networking, plenary sessions and sectoral sessions.
The meeting also decided to organise pre-event investor reach
out activities like road shows at Delhi, Kolkata, Pune and Hyderabad along with
participation in TEXCON, Delhi scheduled to be organised on October 13 and 14 and
Ambassadors’ meet at Delhi on October 17. A budget of around Rs 20 crore has
been proposed for the conclave.
MSME Principal Secretary LN Gupta, Culture and Tourism Principal
Secretary Gagan Dhal, Secretary Skill Development and Technical Education Sanjaya
Singh, Handloom and Textiles Secretary Chitra Arumugam along with senior
officers from IPICOL, Industry Department and Industry associations participated
in the discussions.

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