Multi-service portal for investors
By Hemant Kumar Rout | Express News Service | Published: 16th July 2017 09:37 AM |
BHUBANESWAR: High on spirit for receiving investment proposals of over `3.6 lakh crore during 'Make-in-Odisha' conclave in Bhubaneswar, Odisha Investors' meet in Bengaluru and 'Make-in-India' Week in Mumbai, the State Government is developing a multi-service online portal for investors.
Billed as first-of-its kind in the country, the portal will have a common online interface with investors. Starting from filling application to getting approval from the single window, land, electricity, water, labour or any kind of clearance, everything will be done online.
Even after getting approvals, the system can track the implementation status and resolve the issues raised online. After one goes into production, the same portal will continue to serve. An entrepreneur can get information whether the plant is subject to inspection. The system will follow a common inspection framework and make sure that the inspection report is submitted online within 48 hours.
Stating that it is one of the major reforms being undertaken for hassle-free industrialisation, Secretary of Industries Department Sanjeev Chopra said everything, including the CSR activities of companies, will be synchronised in the portal which will track entire process from proposal to production.
"The portal will be a single point of contact for industries and investors. At least 50 services have been shortlisted which will go online. Investors do not have to visit different offices. They will visit only the portal and follow the process to get things done. Odisha is the only State which is developing such a portal," he said.
Though there is already a GIS-enabled online portal, it allows investors only to view land bank and utilities available at industrial estates besides helping them in making decision on the land parcels for investment. "But the multi-service portal, which is being developed, will be entirely a different interface. If someone is interested to set up any industry, instead of doing a recce physically, most of the things can be done through this portal. It is expected to be ready by end of September," Chopra said.
Of 124 project proposals received so far, the State has got firm commitment on 74 projects worth over `two lakh crore. Those are in different stages of implementation. While some of them have submitted proposals, some have got approvals, he informed. Apart from metal-based and petrochemical units, the Government is now encouraging more downstream industries which will help generating more employment. Aluminium park at Angul, apparel parks at Chhatabar and Ramdaspur, plastic park at Paradip, seafood park at Deras and electronics park at Info Valley are coming up.
● The portal will have a common online interface with investors
● At least 50 services have been shortlisted which will go online. Investors do not have to visit different offices
● Even after getting approvals, the system can track the implementation status and resolve the issues raised online
● Of 124 projects received so far, the State has got firm commitment on 74 projects worth over J2 lakh crore