By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, September 3, 2018: The Odisha government on Monday accorded in principle approval for allotment of land to 38 investment projects worth Rs 508.19 crore with an employment potential of more than 4,479 persons with a rider that land allotted is utilized only for industrial purpose.

The land allotment committee chaired by chief secretary A.P. Padhi approved the allotment to 38 investment projects in various sectors, an official statement said.

Around 71-acre land was allotted in industrial estates of Khurdha, Chhatabar, Analapatna, Deras, Mancheswar, Rasulgarh, Andharua, Janala and Bhagabanpur.

The industries are in sectors such as vegetable and oil refinery, instant pasta, vermicelli and sweet potato, manufacturing of boats, launches, barges, tugs, chemical tanks machine conveners, seeds processing, manufacturing of garments and packaged drinking water.

While giving nod to the proposals for land allotment, the chief secretary directed officials to ensure that 100 per cent of the land allotted is utilized in the industrial works for which it is given.

Padhi further asked the investors to make recruitment from Odisha more particularly in the sectors like food processing, manufacturing and apparel making.

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