Bhubaneswar: Government of Odisha’s Industries Department had launched a district-wise formal engagement initiative named “Industry Care” last month to raise awareness about business reforms and institutional mechanisms among industries and address their issues on a high priority basis. The engagement was also aimed at facilitating the expansion of new units coming up in the State. The first such meeting was held with Angul based industries last month.
The secondmeeting under this initiative was held today with Khordha-based industries at the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation’s (IDCO) office in Bhubaneswar. Khordha is one of the most industrialized districts of the State and industries across sectors operating here have planned expansion. The meeting was attended by 24 companies such as SMS India, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, Bharat Biotech,Parle, Kurl-On, Sri Malani Foams Indo Nissin, ITC, Anmol Biscuits, Milk Mantra among others.
The meeting began with a presentation on all the business reforms and facilitation mechanisms institutionalized by the State Govt. This was followed by a discussion on industry feedback which was followed by one to one meetings with companies which had specific issues. The meeting was co-chairedby Shri Sanjeev Chopra, Principal Secretary, Industries Department and Chairman, IPICOL along with Shri Sanjay Singh, CMD, IDCO. The senior officials from State Level Facilitation Cell (SLFC), Odisha State Pollution Control Board, Factories & Boilers, Fire Safety and Energy departmentswerepresent apart from officials ofIPICOL and IDCO.
Notably, the Department has undertaken a series of business reforms to enhance ease of doing business in the state. These include the launch of Government of Odisha – Single Window for Investor Facilitation and Tracking (GO-SWIFT), consent management system for various applicable environmental Acts for industries made online, synchronized joint inspection for Directorate of Factories and Boilers, Labour Directorate and Odisha State Pollution Control Board, 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 6 months is ensured within a period of 30 days from the date of submission of the application among others.