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Bhubaneswar, NFAPost: The Government of Odisha has selected the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) as the National Industry Partner for the 3rd edition of ‘Make in Odisha’, the flagship event of government of Odisha which showcases the state as an industrial powerhouse and a preferred investment destination in the country.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on a virtual platform, in presence of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik between IPICOL, the nodal investment promotion and industrial facilitation agency of Govt of Odisha and FICCI for investment promotion and investor outreach activities to be undertaken leading up to the next edition of Make in Odisha Conclave.

Minister of Energy, Industries, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Captain Dibya Shankar Mishra. FICCI President Dr. Sangeeta Reddy and other senior officials of state govt and FICCI were present on the occasion.

Industrial base

Speaking on the occasion, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said The Make in Odisha Conclaves in 2016 and 2018 brought in a significant increase in the quantum of new investments to Odisha and helped create a diversified industrial base in the State. 

“As a result, the state has established itself as one of the premier investment destinations in the country. Odisha continues to remain an attractive investment destination even after the impact of COVID -19 across the globe. Even during these trying times, the state has attracted over Rs. 24,300 crore worth of new investments since February 2020,” said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Further, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that his government has a vision of making Odisha an investment destination of choice nationally, as well as globally.

Impact of Covid-19

“The positive policy framework, robust infrastructure, skilled human resources and result oriented administrative set up will help Odisha realizing this vision. With the signing of MoU with FICCI today for investment promotion, I am sure that we will take the next leap in terms of industrial growth and development,” said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Due to the unprecedented situation arising out of Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions related to travel, exhibitions, conferences and public gathering in its wake, the state government has decided to continue investment outreach activities on virtual platforms, in the shape of webinars and virtual meetings with prospective investors till the time the situation is ripe for undertaking Make in Odisha activities in physical form.

The decision regarding the revised dates and manner in which the Make in Odisha Conclave will be conducted will be decided by the Govt. at an appropriate time, taking into account the emerging Covid situation and the relevant guidelines of Central Government.

Cultural identity

Located on the east coast of India, Odisha has a coastline of 480 km along the Bay of Bengal. The modern State of Odisha was formed on 1 April 1936 but its history dates to the era of Kalinga mentioned in the Mahabharata. Over the years the state has maintained a unique cultural identity distinct from all of its neighbouring States. Traditionally, the State has been known for its mineral and mining strength.

Since the turn of the millennium, the focus of the State has shifted to manufacturing and services industrial growth. The State Government has also taken several unique initiatives to ensure that a hassle-free and conducive business environment is provided to the investors setting up units in the State. This website is a one-stop location for all such information.

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