Odisha Launches Solar Power & Other projects Worth Rs 8939 cr

Odisha Launches Solar Power & Other projects Worth Rs 8939 cr

Odisha has launched 27 industrial projects, involving a total investment of Rs 8,939 crore. The projects involve solar plants, amongst many others.

Odisha Solar Projects

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched 27 industrial projects, involving a total investment of around Rs 8,939 crore. The projects being initiated involve solar power plants, cement plants amongst many others.

Patnaik inaugurated five projects and performed groundbreaking of 22 other units across different sectors through a video conference from Kharvel Bhawan. The total value of all the projects was calculated at Rs 8,938.81 crore and they will create employment opportunities for about 12,142 people, an official said.

“Odisha has emerged as the number one state and the most attractive destination for investments during the period of April-September 2019, receiving 18 percent of total investment in the country,” Patnaik said.

The state government has adopted 5T strategy (Teamwork, Technology, Transparency, Time leading to Transformation) policy for better governance and should focus on commissioning of the projects, he said.

Among the major projects for which the groundbreaking was performed by the chief minister included Hindalco Industries‘ Rs 5,000 crore aluminium project and Aditya Birla Renewable‘s Rs 352.50 crore solar power plant.

“I assure you (industries) of complete support from the state government,” he said, adding that these projects will usher in the next era of industrial growth in the state and will contribute towards the vision of an industrially prosperous Odisha. Patnaik urged investors to participate in the next edition of ‘Make in Odisha’ conclave, which will be held from November 30 to December 4, 2020.

In July, we reported that the state government of Odisha has been planning to introduce electric buses in phases in a bid to curb air pollution in urban areas in the state, the assembly was informed on July 20, 2019. While replying to a question, science & technology minister Ashok Chandra Panda said electric buses will ply in the temple town of Puri and the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack in the first phase.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.