Bhubaneswar: After achieving No-1 position at national level in implementation of the industrial projects during last quarter of the year 2020, Odisha government has put more twenty three investment projects on fast track with chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra resolving ground level issues through a project wise review. The review was held on digital mode from Lokseba Bhawan last evening in which principal secretary industry Hemanat Kumar Sharma outlined the issues for discussion.

Reviewing the progress of each project, chief secretary Mohapatra set timelines for each phase of activity. The concerned departments were asked to “adhere to the timeline scrupulously”. Mohapatra also directed the project investors and project proponents to mobilize more man and machine for early completion of the construction works.

The advancement and bottlenecks of the projects in Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Mayurbhanj and Jajpur districts were reviewed. The projects in Keonjhar district included Arcelormittal Nippon Steel India Pvt Limited, JSW Steel Ltd., Sree Metaliks Ltd., MSP Sponge Limited, Pro Minerals ( Now under ESSEL mining), Jindal Steel and Power Ltd., and establishment of IDCO industrial estate. Similarly, the projects in Sundargarh district included JSW Cement, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. , Shree Hari Sponge Private Ltd., KAI International Private Ltd., Shiva Cement Ltd ( Plant Area), Scan Steel Ltd., Agrasen Sponge Ltd., Adhunik Metaliks, Suraj Product and industrial estate IDCO. The hotel project of Deo Residency, C J Darcel Logistic Pvt. Ltd., Saizar Logistics Ltd. and industrial estate of IDCO ongoing in Jajpur district; and, Anvil Cables, project for development of new industrial estate under implementation in Mayurbhanj district were also reviewed in the meeting.

The investors and project proponents placed their problems. Mainly the issues relating to advance possession of Government land, operation of truck unloading station at Dubuna, issue of NOC under Forest Rights Act, permission of enhanced stacking of iron ore, road connectivity, water supply, allotment of non-forest government land, approach road, ore supply, power connectivity, issue of fore NOC, land acquisition for IDCO industrial estate, issue of consent to operate certificate, law and order matters arising out of the activities of mal intentioned people and, land acquisition were thoroughly discussed and resolved.

Chief secretary Mohapatra set times for ground level implementation of the decisions taken in the meeting.

Additional chief secretary forest & environment Dr Mona Sharma, principal secretary industry Hemant Kumar Sharma, principal secretary water resources Anu Garg, principal secretary energy Nikunja Bihari Dhal, CMD IDCO Sanjay Kumar Singh, MD IPICOL Nitin Bhanudas Jawale, secretary IT Manoj Kumar Mishra along with senior officers of the concerned departments participated in the discussions. The collectors along with senior officers of the concerned districts provided the real time information about status of the projects through video conferencing.