Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik invited representatives of Indian industry to invest in Odisha at an investment roadshow organised by the state government in Mumbai Wednesday. The roadshow was held as part of preparations for the Make in Odisha Conclave 2018.
The CM CMD of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Mahindra Group Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of Godrej Group Adi Godrej, CMD of Raymond Group Gautam Singhania and Founder and CEO of Future Group Kishore Biyani. Business leaders from more than 300 leading companies participated in the roadshow to explore attractive growth opportunities across the state.
According to reports, the entrepreneurs have also assured the state of support to its industrialisation in the coming days.
The chief minister also launched a campaign titled ‘I am Odisha’ at the roadshow. The campaign offers a platform for Odias to share their success stories that will enthuse and inspire others to move towards economic progress.
“Odisha is emerging as the manufacturing hub of eastern India, and my government is working tirelessly towards developing the state into the manufacturing hub of South Asia. My government has promulgated progressive policies and developed state-of-the-art infrastructure with a view to develop a conducive environment for industrial development,” the CM said and added that he has “personally assured investors of unmatched support”. He further said that he had invited entrepreneurs to Make in Odisha Conclave 2018 to be held in Bhubaneswar in November.
Entrepreneurs, too, spoke of the investment climate in Odisha. TV Narendran, Global MD and CEO, Tata Steel Limited, said: “The investments we are making are spread across Odisha and all of this is possible because we have had continued support of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.”
Debnarayan Bhattacharya, the vice-chairman of Hindalco Industries, echoed Narendran. “Support from the state government is unparalleled. Odisha’s dream is to become the aluminium capital of India and we support this dream wholeheartedly,” he said.
Milk Mantra MD and CEO Srikumar Misra said: “Odisha provides the right ingredients — a supportive policy framework that is improving every year, non-interfering political system and stable government, government officials who are willing to help, and rule of law in place.”