Odisha’s Vision 2025 Aims To Attract Investments Worth ₹2.5 lakh Crore: CM

Odisha Vision 2025

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Vision 2025 envisions attracting Rs 2.5 lakh
crore worth new investments and generating 30 lakh jobs,
said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday.

Inaugurating the 21st Enterprise Odisha, organised by Confederation of
Indian Industry (CII), at Idco’s Exhibition Ground here, the Chief
Minister said,“Our focus has also been on development of enabling
industrial infrastructure in relatively less industrially developed
districts of Odisha. Flagship initiatives of our government like
skilled-in-Odisha have ensured that the industrial workforce in
Odisha is skilled with the latest tools, techniques and technologies
for enhanced employability.”

“The Start-Up Odisha Initiative has been working towards facilitation
of start-ups, targeting to make Odisha among top three start-up hubs
by 2020. I am sure the youth and entrepreneurs will take maximum
benefit from such initiatives. Our flagship initiative towards
investor outreach, the Make in Odisha Conclave 2016 was an
overwhelming success with participation of over 100 companies and
announcement of investment intents of more than Rs 2 lakh crore,” the
Chief Minister said.

Stating that out of 124 investment intents received in 2016, a total of 76 proposals are at various stages of implementation, the CM said, “The next edition of the Make in Odisha conclave will be organized from November 11 to November 15, 2018. The conclave would not just be another investors’ meet, but will also be a platform for the best minds to meet, exchange ideas and explore business opportunities in the state. I invite all of you to work with the government of Odisha in organising the conclave and participate in the various events during the conclave.”

“We have promulgated progressive policies in the form of Industrial
Policy Resolution 2015 along with several sector-focused and
associated policies. Our focus has also been on development of
enabling industrial infrastructure in relatively less industrially
developed districts of Odisha. Flagship initiatives of our government
like Skilled-in-Odisha have ensured that the industrial work force in
Odisha is skilled with the latest tools, techniques and technologies
for enhanced employability. The Start-Up Odisha Initiative has been
working towards facilitation of start-ups, targeting to make Odisha
amongst top 3 Start-up Hubs by 2020. I am sure that the youth and
entrepreneurs will take maximum benefit from such initiatives” Naveen
added.

Describing Enterprise Odisha as a dedicated platform for promoting the
state in the industrial space, deputy chairperson, CII eastern region,
Jagi Mangat Panda said, “Enterprise Odisha is the B2B and B2C platform that has been
created to promote synergistic alliances of all the stakeholders with an intention to project the potentials and opportunities of  Odisha to the rest of the nation and the world. With all major corporate houses and government institutions lending support and taking part,
Enterprise Odisha has evolved into one of the biggest industrial shows in the state. Over the past 21 years, Enterprise Odisha has grown into a powerful platform for showcasing products, connecting businesses and educating civil society about the role industries.”

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman, CII Odisha State Council, Dr T K
Chand said in the past three decades, CII Odisha has been
actively promoting industrialization in the state by playing a
pro-active role by partnering Industry, the Government and civil
society through advisory and consultative process.

Apart from the traditional sectors, Enterprise Odisha also features
MSMEs, IT firms, Financial Institutions, Startups, Innovators etc, he
said, adding that Enterprise Odisha 2017 has yet again set a benchmark
with participation from more than 70 companies, Chand added.

MSME Minister Prafulla Samal, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi,
MSME Additional Chief Secretary L N Gupta, Industries Department
Principal Secretary Sanjeev Chopra, Regional Director, CII East &
North East Nita Karmakar and Vice Chairman, CII Odisha State
Council, Arun Misra were present at the inaugural session of the event.

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