Stage set for Make in Odisha conclave

Bhubaneswar, Nov 29 (IANS) The stage is set for the three-day Make in Odisha conclave, which will begin here on Wednesday, with the state government expecting to attract large investments in various sectors, an official said.

The conclave, which will conclude on December 2, aims at achieving Odisha’s goal of making the state a manufacturing hub of the East and most preferred investment destination in India.

The state government expects over 300 companies would participate in the conclave, where it will showcase investment opportunities in the state.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and top industrialists of the country including Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, Adani Group chief Gautam Adani, Larsen & Toubro Chairman A. M. Naik, Videocon Ltd Chairman Venugopal Dhoot and representatives from other industries will participate in the conclave, said the official on Tuesday.

Industry Minister Debi Prasad Mishra said the conclave will showcase the policy and regulatory environment, investment opportunities across focus sectors and the manufacturing prowess of the state.

The conclave will focus on smart city, chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics, tourism, textiles and apparel, food processing, skill development, electronics manufacturing and IT and defence manufacturing, he added.

The ‘Make in Odisha’ conclave is being organised in collaboration with the Uinion government’s Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), and business chamber CII as Industry Partner.

In order to woo investors, the state government recently approved eight policies in MSME, food processing, renewable energy, handloom, apparel, tourism, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology sectors.

–IANS

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