Sep 28 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday invited the captains of Industry to invest in Odisha and be a partner in ushering in a new Industrial Age in Odisha.
Welcoming a galaxy of potential investors at Bengaluru Investors’ Meet, the Chief Minister said Odisha is committed to providing an ecosystem for job-linked industrial growth. If any state is providing X incentive for the promotion of business opportunities, ‘’we will provide X plus. Our government walks the talk’’, he added.
Over 400 delegates, representing various industries from across India participated in the meet.
The Chief Minister urged the industry captains to participate in the Make in Odisha Conclave to be held in Bhubaneswar from November 30 to December 4, 2022.
Expressing pleasure over the meet, he thanked the industrialists by saying, “Thanks to your innovative and inspiring work, India has emerged as a major force in the world of technology and manufacturing.”
Patnaik said “I have come to invite you all to Odisha and be part of our transformative journey. Odisha is now progressing fast in every sector. On the strength of our abundant natural resources, skilled human resources and stable governance, Odisha is emerging as a leading destination for industries and investment.”
Patnaik said most of the top Indian IT companies have established their centres in Bhubaneswar. The government is also providing continuous support to the Startup ecosystem in the city, he added.
Highlighting the state’s record on the grounding of investment proposals, he said Odisha is ranked among the top states of India in terms of live manufacturing investments and has been accorded the “Achiever” status in the recently released “Ease of Doing Business” ratings.
The Chief Minister said the Make in Odisha Conclave, 2022 is a platform for Odisha to showcase ‘’our growth story and present what we have to offer to investors across the globe. It is a platform for industry captains and thought-leaders to talk about the future outlook of various industrial sectors’’.
Addressing the gathering state Minister of Industries, MSME & Energy, Pratap keshari Deb stressed that under the leadership of the Chief Minister the state government has taken a Whole-of-Government approach toward service delivery to citizens and businesses.
‘’We are today becoming a destination of choice for investors across the country. I would like to welcome all the Industry captains, associations and their members present here to come and explore Odisha as your next investment destination,” he said.
Principal Secretary, Industries Department, Skill Development & Technical Education Hemanta Sharma and Secretary, Electronics & IT Department Manoj Mishra, Start upOdisha Executive Chairman Omkar Rai also spoke on the occasion.
K Ulas Kamath, Chairman, FICCI Karnataka State Council said the state is registering impressive GSDP growth rates year-after-year and industrializing at break-neck speed. Odisha has had an impressive ride soaring even higher with a strong foundation that has been laid under the leadership of the Chief Minister.
Earlier in the day, Patnaik met several senior industrialists across sectors to discuss their plans for Odisha and personally invite them to the Make in Odisha Conclave’22.
During the discussions, Patnaik highlighted the major pro-business reforms undertaken by his Government and asked the Industrialists to explore Odisha as a potential destination for their businesses.