CM Naveen Lauds Odisha’s 5T Philosophy Towards Development of Industrial Sector; Inaugurates And Lays Foundation Stones Of 13 Projects Worth Rs 1,218 Crore

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that the Government’s focus on 5T philosophy towards the development of the industrial sector has further strengthened as the state moves out of the pandemic. This philosophy has created an industry-led ecosystem of value addition, sustainable employment generation and revenue augmentation in the state.

Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration and ground breaking of various projects on Friday, the Chief Minister said, “Odisha is fast emerging as a major manufacturing hub in the country for sectors ranging from metal and minerals to food processing. Targeting the development of a conducive environment for industrial development, my Government has always endeavored to provide a hassle-free and prompt doing business environment for the investors in Odisha. The state’s relationship with the industries has been fruitful both in the context of economic development and also social development.

One of the key reasons why Odisha was able to post a successful fight against the COVID-19 pandemic was this synergetic government-industry relationship. We were able to quickly re-purpose various industrial units to manufacture and deliver critical services during the pandemic period.”

On Friday, the CM inaugurated three industrial projects and performed ground-breaking of ten projects with a cumulative investment of Rs 1218 crore in the 15th phase of the Inauguration/ ground-breaking ceremony. These diversified projects from Food processing, Tourism, Paper/Packaging, Manufacturing, and Polymers & Plastic sectors will create potential employments for over 3390 persons in the state. Some of the leading companies promoting these projects include Mayfair Hotels & Resorts Ltd, Orifood And Beverage Private Ltd, Mash Spirits Pvt Ltd, Sambalpur Biofuels Private Ltd, and more.

The dignitaries present in the ceremony include Captain Dibya Shankar Mishra, Minister of Energy, Industries, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, Chief Secretary, V K Pandian, Secretary 5T Initiatives and Private Secretary to C.M., Hemant Sharma, Principal Secretary Industries, Ranjana Chopra, IAS, Principal Secretary, MSME Department, Md Sadique Alam, Director of Industries, Odisha.

Industry veterans including Ms. Kavita Jain, Vice President and Head of Foods and Refreshment, HUL, Mr. B C Mohanty, Director, Orifood and Beverage Pvt. Ltd., Mrs Pooja Ray, Managing Director, Mayfair Hotels and Resorts Ltd., Mr. GVV Satyanarayanan, VP, Growel Feeds Pvt. Ltd. were also present through VC at the Inauguration/ Ground-breaking event.

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