Bhubaneswar: Giving a boost to its ongoing industrialisation process, Orissa government on Friday approved fresh investment of Rs 6,500 crore in cement, steel, paper, power and other sectors, official sources said.
The investment proposals were approved by the Single Window Clearance Committee (SLWCC) meeting chaired by the chief secretary B K Patnaik here.
"The 16 projects approved on Friday will give direct employment to 15,000 people and provide indirect employment for another 25,000 persons," Industries secretary Sourav Garg said adding that projects worth less than Rs 1,000 crore got clearance from the SLWCC.
Stating that the projects were in cement (4 units), food processing (one unit), manufacturing (one unit), power (one unit), paper (one unit) and steel (five units) sectors,
Garg said one industrial park proposal was also got the SLWCC`s nod.