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Business Reforms For Industries To Expedite Industrialization In Odisha

01 June 2019


Bhubaneswar: The eighth meeting under the 'Industry Care' State Government initiative was held with Angul, Deogarh, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Koraput, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Nawarangpur, Kandhamal, Rayagada and Sonepur based industries at the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation’s (IDCO) office in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.

The meeting was attended by 18 companies which included Vedanta, NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation), NALCO (National Aluminium Company), JK Paper Mills, Apar Industries, IMFA (Indian Metals Ferro Alloys), Gupta Power, Hindalco Industries Ltd. and Toshali Cements Pvt. Ltd. among others.

Notably, the Industries Department has undertaken a series of business reforms to enhance ease of doing business in the state. These include the launch of a Government of Odisha – Single Window for Investor Facilitation and Tracking (GO-SWIFT), consent management system made online, synchronized joint inspection, reduction in timeline for tree transit permission from 180 days to 43 days, voluntary compliance scheme for industries and commercial establishments, building plan approval made online and to be provided within 30 days, issuance of e-stamp certificates introduced, grant of registration certificate under professional tax to be provided ordinarily within one day, temporary allocation of water for construction of industries for six months among others.

To raise awareness about business reforms and institutional mechanisms among industries and resolve their issues with various Government departments on a high priority basis, the Government of Odisha’s Department of Industries had launched a district-wise formal engagement initiative named ‘Industry Care’ in December last year. 

Commenting on the 'Industry Care' initiative during the meeting, Sanjeev Chopra, Principal Secretary, Industries Department, Government of Odisha said, “We are happy to note the encouraging response from the industries who came forward to discuss their issues with us for time-bound resolution under the “Industry Care” initiative.