BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday asked the officials to frame a new and innovative policy to encourage investment in the State.The Chief Minister reviewed preparations for ‘Make in Odisha’ conclave, the flagship biennial business event of Odisha Government which will kick off on November 11 here. He directed officials to focus on women and farmers in the policy to encourage them to become entrepreneurs.
He advised the department heads to frame a policy to attract entrepreneurs of India and abroad to invest in the State. He also directed the Chief Secretary to apprise him of framing of the new industrial policy at the earliest. Among others, Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan, Principal Secretary, Industries, Sanjeev Chopra and Secretaries of other departments were present.
About 60 industrial delegates from several countries, including China, Germany, Japan, Italy, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates, are expected to attend. Besides, more than 2000 representatives in the steel, food processing, handlooms, chemicals, aerospace and sports sectors will also attend.