Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government’s State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA)  Thursday recommended the proposal of Vedanta Ltd. for expansion of tis Lanjigarh alumina refinery to the High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) while according approval to five investment proposals worth Rs 381 crore.

Vedanta Ltd. is proposing to ramp up its refinery capacity to 6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) from the present 1 mtpa with an investment of Rs 6483 crore. The project will generate employment opportunity for 9494 people. It is also proposing to increase the capacity of the co-generation captive power plant from 90MW to 340 MW. Meanwhile the compnay has sought 1645.8 acres of additional private land for the project expansion.

The proposal would now be placed before the HLCA chaired by chief minister for final clearance.

The SLSWCA under chairmanship of chief secretary A P Padhi gave its nod to five projects proposal of  Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (Iocl), Shree Malani Foams Ltd, and JSK Industries Ltd., Runaya, and Western Integrated Waste Management Facility.

The Iocl is proposing to set up LPG bottling plant in Khurda with an investment of Rs 161.59 crore. This unit would provide employment to 79 people.

Similarly, Shree Malani Foams Pvt Ltd, a company from the house of Century brand of mattresses, is planning to set up a unit to manufacture 4,500 tonne per annum of polyurethane (PU) foam and foam products  at Khurda. The project will create an employment opportunity for 135 people. This will be company s second unit in the state as it already produces coir, foam and spring mattresses from its existing unit at Khurda under Centuary Fibre Plates Pvt Ltd. The unit went into commercial production on 4 December, 2015.

A metals start-up founded by the son of Vedanta Ltd. executive vice chairman Navin Agarwal, Runaya is to  set up  a 30,000 tonnes per annum aluminium dross refining unit at Jharsuguda with a total investment of Rs 64.43 crore. This project would generate employment for 175 people.

JSK Industries  is proposing to set up 1,07,000 tonne per annum aluminium wire rod and aluminium conductor unit with an investment of Rs 50 crore at Angul Aluminium Park. The project will create employment for 380 people.

Western Integrated Waste Management Facility to set up an integrated common hazardous waste treatment, recycling, storage and disposal facility in Deogarh for Rs 52 crore. The project will help create direct and indirect employment for 75 people.