Bhubaneswar, Mar 23: As part of the ‘Industry care’ initiative to engage formally with district wise industries and to raise awareness about business reforms and institutional mechanisms among industries and address their issues on a high priority basis, senior officials from the Government of Odisha met industries located in Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj at the Nocci Business park in Balasore, today.
The event started with a keynote address by Hemant Sharma, Principal Secretary Industries Department, followed by an address by Asit Kumar Tripathy, Chairman, WODC, Government of Odisha.
A detailed discussion with the participated industries also held followed by the presentation on District Investment Promotion Agency (DIPA) by Dr. Nitin B Jawale, MD, IPICOL
The meeting was attended by 19 large scale industries and a total of 150 companies such as GAIL, Highland Agro, Falcon Marine exports, Everest Industries, Emami Paper Limited, IOCL among others.
The majority of the issues raised by the participated industries are related to land, tax on groundwater, license renewal, approach road and water supply.
A workshop on Prospective Economics Activities in Balasore was conducted by K. Sudarshan Chakravarthy, Collector & DM, Balasore to highlight the potential economic activities in the sectors of Agriculture, Aquaculture, Education and Industries among others.
Furthermore, in a significant move to streamline the investment facilitation mechanism at the district level, the Government of Odisha has announced the setting up of dedicated “District Investment Promotion Agencies (DIPA)” in each of the 30 Districts across the State.