BHUBANESWAR: As several projects in the steel and power sectors are hanging fire, the State Government has asked the Industrial Promotion and Investment Corporation of Odisha Limited (IPICOL) to compile the issues pending in different departments to be taken up in a combined manner to remove the bottlenecks.
The issue was reviewed by Chief Secretary GC Pati at a high level meeting at the Secretariat here. The State Government has constituted the State Project Monitoring Group (SPMG) to find out ways for expeditious removal of roadblocks for grounding of projects in the Government and private sectors.
The Chief Secretary reviewed the issues relating to the Gandhamardhan B, Daitari and South Kaliapani mining projects of the Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC), RSB Transmission Private Limited, JK Laxmi Cement, Baitarani Power Project Private Limited, distribution system of Anandapur barrage project, Jambhira left main canal system, Baisinga branch canal system and Jambhira earth dam of Subarnarekha irrigation project.
Issues relating to forest diversion, delay in land acquisition, handing over of land by IDCO, exemption of entry tax on purchase of plant and machineries for casting unit, development of road infrastructure connecting the project site and allotment of non-forest land for compensatory afforestation were discussed.
Development Commissioner UN Behera, Additional Chief Secretary Taradatt, Principal Secretary in Energy Department SC Mohapatra, Principal Secretary in Water Resources Department PK Jena and senior officials were present.