Skilled workforce and conducive business environment attracting textile and apparel industries to Odisha

Skilled workforce and conducive business environment attracting textile and apparel industries to Odisha

Bhubaneswar 25th Oct 2021: A national-level Seminar on Making Odisha the Textiles Hub of the East organized by IPICOL at the Convention Hall, Lok Sewa Bhavan, Bhubaneswar.

Welcoming the gathering Shri Hemant Sharma, Principal Secretary, Industries, Govt. Of Odisha has highlighted the recent growth of the state primarily driven by the push towards industrial growth. He has also elaborated the strong driving factors of Odisha making it the manufacturing hub of the East such as the strategic location of Odisha in the ASEAN region, the industrial infrastructure, highly skilled manpower and especially the proactive governance.

Stressing on the Industry readiness of Odisha, Capt. Dibya Shankar Mishra, Hon’ble Minister Industries, MSME, Energy & Home, Government of Odisha said, “We have more than 1.5 lac acres of land, ready to be used by the industries coming down to Odisha. Not only in recent times, but Odisha also has a long history in textile and global trading.” 

He further added, “It is in this regard that our Government has prioritized this sector and is seeking mega-investments from major textiles and apparel players. The Government of Odisha is in discussions over a special incentive package for mega investments in the Textiles and Apparel including Technical Textiles Sector. I would like to make an appeal to industry leaders across India to come and visit Odisha and we are here to support you.”

Addressing the august gathering, Shri Upendra Prasad Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India elaborated the new schemes of the Central Government and pointed out the areas where India based industries can focus on to have a growth in this sector.
Leading national and global players like Shahi Exports, Aditya Birla Fashion, Page Industries and Wild Lotus participated in the seminar and shared their experience in the state and how factors like highly skilled manpower, proactive governance, on-time and hassle-free delivery of the promised incentives and the state-of-the infrastructure are helping them scale their businesses. They have also promised to consider Odisha for their future expansions of greenfield and diversification of projects.

Domain leaders including Bhilosha Industries, Vardhman textiles, Dixcy textiles, Indorama industries and Shubhalakshmi polyesters were also present at the Seminar.

Among others, Shri Debasis Sen, Director, Planning and Business Development, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL), Shri Dhananjaya Srivastava, Executive Director ( Petrochemicals), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Ms Shubha Sarma, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Department, Government of Odisha also spoke. Shri Bhupendra Singh Poonia, MD, IPICOL proposed the Vote of thanks.

About Odisha:

Located on the east coast of India, Odisha has a coastline of 480 km along the Bay of Bengal. The modern State of Odisha was formed on 1 April 1936 but its history dates to the era of Kalinga mentioned in the Mahabharata. Over the years the state has maintained a unique cultural identity distinct from all of its neighbouring States. Traditionally, the State has been known for its mineral and mining strength. Since the turn of the millennium, the focus of the State has shifted to manufacturing and services industrial growth. The State Government has also taken several unique initiatives to ensure that a hassle-free and conducive business environment is provided to the investors setting up units in the State. This website is a one-stop location for all such information.

About IPICOL: 

Industrial Promotion and Investment Corporation of Odisha (IPICOL) is the single point of contact for all industrial investments in the State. IPICOL is responsible for devising the investment promotion, facilitation and aftercare strategy for the state of Odisha. IPICOL, as the investment promotion agency of the State of Odisha, undertakes all activities to promote Odisha as the investment destination of choice.

This news was shared to Prittle Prattle News via press release.

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