rd annual general meeting (AGM) of FICCI, said that Odisha is very successfully on the path of becoming the manufacturing hub of the Eastern India and the state is implementing path breaking technological reforms to make the investment process easier.
“Odisha is fast emerging as the manufacturing hub of eastern India. My government has always endeavored for a holistic business environment for the investors in Odisha,” Patnaik said. “The state is implementing path breaking technological reforms to reduce physical intervention for availing government services.”
Patnaik highlighted the fact that Odisha was ranked number one in terms of attracting investment during April-September 2019 and it inspires to continue this leadership position.
“The investor sentiment towards Odisha is extremely encouraging. Even during the difficult Covid-19 pandemic time, Odisha has been able to attract new investment of over one lakh crores across multiple sectors,” he added.
He made special mention of his government initiatives such as 5T charter of Teamwork, Transparency, Technology, Transformation and Time and Mo Sarkar program for effective delivery of government services to common people.
“My government transformational initiatives under the Five T charter and Mo Sarkar has played a major role in creating a conducive business environment in the state by inculcating professional and behavioral change in the state government agencies,” he said.
He also talked about a similar system for offering end to end solutions to all industries. “As a part of my government initiatives to reduce regulatory burden on industries, a new end to end online system for over 30 government to business services have been developed by various departments of the state,” he added.
Looking at the future investment environment, Patnaik talked about a dedicated land bank being offered for the industries.
“The state has also developed a dedicated land bank with over one lakh acres of land available on GIS based platforms for easy sight selection by the industries,” he said.
He added that the state government is now targeting investments in specific focus sectors including the ancillary and the downstream to metal sectors.
Patnaik thanked FICCI in being an industry partner to the state’s flagship Make in Odisha event.