Bhubaneswar/Mumbai,08/08/2018:The Chief minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik connected with some top-notch corporate honchos on Wednesday at a road show in Mumbai. A state delegation led by Naveen Patnaik organised the event in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), which is the industry partner for the upcoming 'Make in Odisha – 2018”conclave scheduled from November 11 to 15.
At the road show, CM launched 'I Am Odisha' campaign. The campaign in line with the investment conclave, celebrating the success stories of Odisha and their contribution to creating a vibrant ecosystem for business in the state.
At the inaugural edition of 'Make in Odisha', the state drew investments valued at Rs 2.03 trillion. Since the event, two ground-breaking ceremonies have been organised for 27 manufacturing units and inauguration for seven units valued at Rs 143.65 billion with an employment potential for 17,140 people.
The chief minister met leading industrialists; Mukesh Ambani, chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of Reliance Industries Ltd; Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group; Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla; Godrej Group chairman Adi Godrej; Raymond Group CMD Gautam Singhania; and Kishore Biyani, founder and chief executive officer at Future Group. Business leaders drawn from 300 companies participated in the road show to explore investment opportunities in sectors identified by the Odisha government, mainly food processing and seafood, ancillary and downstream industries in metals sector, textiles, ESDM (electronics system design & manufacturing), chemicals, plastics and petrochemicals, and tourism, a government release stated.
While addressing to Industrialist he said,“I am happy to share that Odisha is emerging as the ‘Manufacturing Hub of Eastern India’ and my government is working tirelessly towards developing the state into a ‘Manufacturing Hub of South Asia’. Targeting the development of a conducive environment for industrial development, my government has promulgated progressive policies and developed state-of-the-art infrastructure.