The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) on Monday cleared two projects in the energy sector involving a total investment of Rs 1,045 crore.
The projects which got the nod of the Single Window authority are those proposed by Hyderabad-based Primo Power & Infra Ltd and Konark Kanti Energy Ltd.
Primo Power & Infra Ltd has proposed to set up a 60 MW coal-fired thermal power plant at Gania village in Nayagarh district at a cost of Rs 300 crore. The power plant will create direct employment for 80 people.
"Konark Kanti Energy Ltd will set up 110 MW coal-based power plant at Baghiapara in Boudh district at an investment of Rs 435 crore. This project will generate direct employment for 70 persons. Besides, the company has also proposed to set up a petroleum based downstream industry at Paradip at a cost of Rs 200 crore and a petroleum storage tank at Dhamara at Rs 110 crore", T Ramachandru, principal secretary (industries), Orissa government told reporters after the meeting of SLSWCA chaired by the state Chief Secretary B K Patnaik.
The SLSWCA also discussed on ways to mobilize investments in the KBK (Kalahandi, Bolangir and Koraput) districts as well as other backward regions of the state.
"Many industries are getting concentrated in select industrial belts of the state and we are keen on diversifying the industries to the KBK and other backward regions. The state government is already offering a host of incentives to investors who wish to set up their units in the KBK region and we are also thinking of some additional incentives", said Ramachandru.
It may be noted that the state government has already inked 30 MoUs in the power sector, with a combined capacity of 38,000 MW.