BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has decided to provide 80 acres of land near Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar for establishment of the proposed National Institute of New Energy and Innovation (NINEI).
Informing this to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said in a letter, “I request you for an early announcement of setting up the NINEI at Bhubaneswar and allocate necessary funds for the purpose to kick-start construction activities at the earliest.”
Stating that the Government of Odisha has taken several initiatives, keeping in tune with the national development goals, to promote renewable energy sector in the State, the Chief Minister welcomed the proposal of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to set up the NINEI.
The Chief Minister reiterated Odisha’s commitment to extend all required support including allocation of land free of cost that may be required to establish such an institute of national repute.
“I am happy to inform you that my Government has taken expeditious steps to allot around 80 acres of land near IIT, Bhubaneswar for the national institute,” he said.