The state government is committed to making Odisha a hub for Information Technology (IT), other IT-related sectors (ITES) and electronic manufacturing hubs, said IT Minister Tusharkanti Behera.
Addressing the state session on Odisha of the CII East India Conference held yesterday through Virtual, he said that information technology is being used in priority areas to deliver better services to the citizens.
Reforms such as the single window system and GoSwift have been taken in business, he said. Inviting investors to invest in Odisha, Industries Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra said the Odisha government has a policy that will be perfect for investors.
Both the central and state governments are working together for the development of Odisha. He said many MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) has been signed for various projects in the fields of steel, thermal power, Aluminium and petrochemicals.
Trade and Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera discussed the Sagarmala Project and described how it could lead the country in global exports.
“The state government is giving investors a worry-free business environment,” he said. The Principal Secretary, Department of Industries Mr Hemant Sharma said the development of infrastructure in ports, railways and waterways would accelerate the growth of the nearby states as well.
Madhusudan Padhi, Principal Secretary, Department of Commerce and Transport, discussed the Subarnarekha and Astaranga Port projects, Dhamra (ଧାମରା) Airport and the upcoming international Airport in Puri.
He also addressed that the Puri Airport will be operational in the next few years and flights will start under the UDAN scheme. For this Puri will also be converted to a business hub of Odisha.