Odisha Channel Bureau
BHUBANESWAR: The first Make in Odisha Conclave organised by the Government of Odisha in collaboration with Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Government of India concluded in the city on Friday.The event was a success as the State received investment intent of Rs.2,03, 270 crore in 10 diversified sectors during the three-day conclave. These investment intent have the potential to generate more than 1,38,000 additional jobs for the people.
The event saw registrations from more than 4,400 delegates from across the country and abroad.The Government held more than 220 meetings with investor community across diversified sectors in various States. Furthermore, the conclave facilitated more than 600 B2B meetings amongst the businesses. Make in Odisha Conclave received overwhelming support from investors and industry captains including Gautam Adani of Adani Group, Anil Agarwal of Vedanta Group, Arundhati Bhattacharya of State Bank of India, Naushad Forbes of CII, Satish Pai of Hindalco, Shashi Ruia of Essar Group, Sajjan Jindal of JSW Steel among others.
The event that was inagurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was attended by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal, and Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan.
“We are delighted with the response for this first ever conclave that we have organized. I hope to have continued support of the industry for the overall socio-economic development of our citizens and position Odisha as the manufacturing hub of the East. I am pleased to inform you that the State Government has decided to organise this conclave biannually as a stepping stone towards realizing our Vision 2025 for the industrial development of the State,” said Patnaik.
The largest ever expo of the State was organized as part of the conclave in an area of 30,000 sq m with more than 250 stalls from companies operating in Odisha and those intending to invest in the State. The expo saw a footfall of more than 18,500 people to witness the developments in the industrial sector.Eight sectoral sessions were organised on smart city, chemicals, petrochemicals & plastics, tourism, textiles and apparel, food processing, skill development, electronics manufacturing & IT and defence manufacturing.Many industry bodies including CII, took active part in the organisation of the Conclave.
More than 60 senior representatives from the industry and Government discussed the policy ecosystem, investment opportunities and the outlook for the growth of the sectors in the State during these sectoral sessions. As part of the conclave, the largest ever start-up expo was also organized by Yi, the youth wing of CII which saw participation from more than 120 start-ups which benefited from the experience of successful start-ups from the State, angels and investors. The participating delegates also experienced the rich cultural heritage of the State by witnessing the ongoing Konark Dance Festival and International Sand Art Festival at Konark.