Central PSUs propose more investments: BJP

The BJP said the investment intents worth over 2 lakh crore is possible for support from central public sector undertakings.

Published: 03rd December 2016 11:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2016 11:38 PM   |  A+A-

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BHUBANESWAR: Even as the state government claimed credit for the resounding success of the 'Make in Odisha' conclave, the BJP today said the investment intents worth over 2 lakh crore is possible for support from central Public Sector Undertakings (PSU).

"The success of ‘Make in Odisha' hinges largely on Central PSUs like Nalco, NTPC, MCL, SAIL and IOCL. The investment proposals by the central public sector undertakings (PSUs) is part of the road map prepared by the Narendra Modi government at Centre for Odisha and all of them will fructify," state BJP general secretary Bhrugu Baxipatra told reporters here.

The Indian Oil Corporation has planned to invest over Rs 1.25 lakh crore alone in the state. While the national aluminium major Nalco has been developing an aluminium park at Angul, the Centre has approved the state's proposal to set up Kalinganagar National Investment and Manufacturing Zone in Jajpur district, he added.

Welcoming the fresh investment proposals, Baxipatra said the most important thing is to ensure that these projects are realised in time.

Raising doubts over the efficacy of the state government in the implementation of big-ticket projects, the BJP leader said the ruling BJD has a very poor track record so far as industrialisation progress is concerned.

The Naveen Patnaik government had signed 92 MoUs for setting up of metal industries and another 28 MoUs for coal based thermal power plants. Only six of the project proponents set up steel projects. There is no signs of 46 agreements where as 40 companies are yet to begin their work

Of the proposed power projects, only three power plants have come up so far.

Baxipatra asked the government to explain how many jobs have been created and how many youths have been given employment in the state in the last 16 years.

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