Odisha clears 5 mega industrial projects worth Rs 92,713 crore
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Thursday accorded in-principle approval for five mega
investment proposals worth Rs 92,713 crore which upon grounding will generate employment for 31,979 people, official sources said. The mega investment proposals were in the metal sector
starting from beneficiation to manufacturing of pellets, iron, steel, stainless steel, rolled products as well as cement utilising waste products like slag and fly ash from other industries.
The State accorded the green signal for the mega investments at the High Level Clearance Authority (HCLA) meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
The five projects for which in-principle approval was accorded by HLCA included expansion project of Jindal Steel and Power Limited’s Integrated steel plant in Angul from 6 MTPA to 18.6 MTPA, 36 MTPA Slurry Pipeline and 12.5 MTPA cement plant with an investment of Rs 76,018 crore.
This project has the potential to create employment opportunities for over 24,350 people in two phases.
The proposal of expansion project of Jindal Stainless Steel Limited’s capacity from 1.1 MTPA to 3.2 MTPA and Cold Rolling Mill capacity from 0.8 MTPA to 2.4 MTPA with an investment of Rs 6,840 crore in Kalinga Nagar, Jajpur, also got the nod of the HLCA. This project will generate employment opportunities for over 2,236 people.
Essar Minmet Limited’s proposal of 14 MTPA Beneficiation and 14 MTPA Pellet Plant and 14 MTPA Slurry pipeline at an investment of Rs 6,650 crore to be set up in Keonjhar and Paradip also got the approval. These will create employment opportunities for over 1,468 people.
Expansion project proposal of ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Limited’s Beneficiation Plant in Keonjhar from 10.76 MTPA to 16.76 MTPA and Pellet Plant at Paradip from 6 MTPA to 12 MTPA, at an investment of Rs 2,000 crore, also got approval. This will create employment opportunities for over 655 people.
Shyam Metalics and Energy Limited’s expansion project of its steel plant project in Pandloi, Sambalpur from 0.77 MTPA to 2.373 MTPA and rolling mill against an investment of Rs 1,205 crore were also approved. This will create employment opportunities for over 3,270 people. These projects are also spread over western, central and coastal Odisha providing employment opportunities across various skill levels.
After approving the projects, the Chief Minister emphasised on the importance of accelerating the growth of industries in the State and directed all agencies of the State Government to work in a coordinated manner to achieve the goals of rapid industrial growth leading to employment
generation in the State.
Naveen also directed the Chief Secretary to review the progress of these projects and apprise him of the progress on a regular basis. “The industrial economy of Odisha has quickly revived.
The State has approved investments worth Rs 1.17 lakh crore since February 2020 with potential employment for 53,000 people,” Naveen said.