Bhubaneswar: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has welcome the announcement of the State Film Policy by the Government of Odisha.
Monica Nayyar Patnaik, chairperson FICCI Odisha Media and Entertainment Committee and Co-chair of FICCI Odisha State Council said, ” This move will boost the whole ecosystem of entertainment industry of Odisha. FICCI congratulates the government of Odisha for coming up with the progressive policy for film making in the state. This was indeed a long standing demand of the industry and the need of the hour for the state”.
The government recognizes the potential of film making and through this policy aiming to provide an enabling policy framework as this industry has great forward and backward linkages in the economy and society. The Odisha State Film Policy -2019 was approved by the state cabinet headed by chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday.
As the policy supports the single Window Clearance Mechanism for film shooting in Odisha, development of film city, multiplexes, and cinema halls, and provides incentives for shoot in Odisha, it is a landmark policy which will boost the film industry and will play a big role in making Odisha a hub of entertainment activities in the country.
The government of Odisha announced that the State is going to have its film policy in the “Make in Odisha” event organized by the government with the support of FICCI in November last year. FICCI is honoured to have played a role in helping the government by presenting a policy recommendations draft based on industry inputs and best practices of various states in India.
FICCI is glad to see the outcome in record time and appreciates the efforts of the Government of Odisha and the principal Secretary, Shri Sanjeev Chopra, Principal Secretary-Industry, Government of Odisha to make this happen. It hopes that the industry stakeholders would take maximum benefit out of this and establish Odisha prominently on the map of Media & Entertainment in the country and the world.