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Inter-ministerial task force meet decides Single Window Clearance for 62 projects by March end




 The first meeting of the Inter-ministerial task force which was held here today decided to accord Single Window Clearance to 62 projects by March end.

This task force was constituted to ensure facilitation of projects for which investors showed interest during the Odisha Investors’ Meet at Mumbai and Bengaluru and ‘Make in Odisha’ conclave at Bhubaneswar recently. Notably, as many as 124 proposals with the investment potential of Rs 3,64,864 crore were received during these meets.

Sources in Government said, 14 proposals worth Rs 70,959 crore,  26 proposals worth Rs 90,670 crore and 84 proposals valued at Rs 2,03,235 crore were received at Odisha Investors’ Meet at Mumbai, Bengaluru and d ‘Make in Odisha’ conclave at Bhubaneswar respectively.

Speaking to reporters after the meet, Industries Minister Debi Prasad Mishra  said steps are being taken to give shape to the project proposals worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore received during the last three years. Out of these proposals, 62 have been shortlisted for Single Window clearance by this month end.

He further informed that while 36 proposals have already been accorded Single Window Clearance, three projects were sent to the Department of Health for analysis.

Apart from this, District Level Single Window Clearance Committee has cleared two proposals and has  set a target to clear another 17 proposals by March end, he said, adding the 36 proposals already cleared by Single Window Committee so far entails an investment of Rs 36,984 crore with employment potential of 51,493.

Out of these proposals, while nine proposals are for food processing, six are for petrochemicals and plastic enterprises. Three proposals have been received in the Infrastructure sector, three in renewable energy sector, six in tourism, and another nine in other sectors, he said.

The meet also decided to analyse during this month  19 more proposals worth investment to the tune of Rs 1,30,575 crore. These proposals are in metals, petrochemicals, health, Industrial park, food processing, minerals, textiles, infrastructure and hospitality sectors.

Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick, Energy and IT Minister Pranab Prakash Das, Chief Secretary AP Padhi, Principal Secretary, Industries, Sanjiv Chopra were among others present in the meet. 






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