Odisha clears investment proposals worth Rs 6,443 cr

11 January 2021

The state government of Odisha cleared investment projects worth Rs 6,443 crore, including some expansion projects in diverse sectors which will generate around 4,700 jobs. 

The high-level clearance authority (HLCA) led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik cleared three projects, while the state-level single window clearance authority (SLSWCA) led by Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra sanctioned five projects with the individual investment potential of less than Rs 1,000 crore.

Among the approved projects include the expansion of Yazdani Steel and Power’s integrated steel plant from the existing 0.07 million tpa to 1.19 million tpa located at Kalinganagar in Jajpur district.

Approval was accorded to a proposal of Shiva Cement (SCL), a subsidiary of JSW Cement, for a clinker unit with a capacity of 1.32 million tpa at Telighana, Kutra in Sundergarh. Several other subsidiary investment plans of the company also got the state government approval.

In the Refinery and Petrochemicals sector, an investment proposal of Rs 1,420 crore was given nod. The approved project is for the establishment of a crude oil terminal by Numaligarh Refinery (NRL) at Paradip. 

SLSWCA also cleared IFFCO’s sulphuric acid expansion project unit with an additional annual capacity of 6,60,000 tonne at Paradip with an investment of Rs 400 crore and a series of projects in Sundargarh district by Patnaik Minerals with a total investment of Rs 243 crore.

The Chief Secretary-led panel approved two grain-based distillery units and bottling plants by Premier Alcobev at Bamra in Sambalpur with an investment of Rs 275 crore and by Cuttack Agrivet at Mundali in Cuttack worth Rs 112.50 crore.