Orissa which has earned the tag of an 'investors' paradise', attracting investments of over Rs six lakh crore in the past five years, continues to attract investors across sectors.
The state has attracted investments worth Rs51963.54 crore in the July-September quarter of 2010-11, reinforcing its image as an investor friendly destination.
The bulk of the investments have been in the steel and energy sectors. Of the 22 proposals that the state has received in the July-September period of this fiscal, seven have been in the energy sector followed by six in the steel and mines sector and three in the cement sector.
Investment proposals in the energy sector have been to the tune of Rs32024.76 crore with a cumulative capacity of 5175 Mw. Hecate Power Company Ltd has proposed to set up a 1080 Mw (4x270) thermal power plant in Bolangir district at a cost of Rs5350 crore.
Samvijaya Power and Allied Industries Ltd has proposed to set up a 1320 Mw (2x660) thermal power plant at Rampela in Jharsuguda district at an investment of Rs6828.38 crore.
Another power firm- Arissan Energy Ltd has also proposed to set up 1320 Mw (2x660) thermal power plant at the same location, entailing an investment of Rs6828.38 crore.
Similarly, Action Ispat and Power Ltd has evinced interest in setting up a 1320 Mw (2x660) thermal power plant at Puruna Pani in Boudh district at a cost of Rs8079.74 crore.
Embassy Nirman Pvt Ltd has proposed to set up a 135 Mw coal based power plant at Ghantikhal in Cuttack district at an investment of Rs618 crore.
Moser Baer Power and Infrastructures Ltd has proposed to put up a 1320 Mw (2x660) power plant in Bolangir district at a cost of Rs7400 crore.
Sonepur Energy and Oil City Pvt Ltd has lined up an investment of Rs5000 crore in setting up a gas processing plant and petrochemical complex at Sonepur in Ganjam district.
In the steel sector, ARSS Steel & Power Ltd has proposed to set up a three million tonne per annum (mtpa) steel plant at Boinda in Angul district, involving an investment of Rs10900 crore.
Similarly, Neepaz B C Dagara Steels Pvt Ltd, has planned to set up a 0.4 mtpa integrated steel plant and a 45 Mw captive power plant (CPP) at Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj district at a cost of Rs1152 crore.
International Minerals Trading Company Pvt Ltd has proposed to set up an iron ore fines beneficiation plant at Barbil in Keonjhar district at a cost of Rs150 crore.
In the cement sector, Visa Cement Ltd intends to set up a portland cement plant at Bargarh at a cost of Rs1840 crore. Jaipur Cements Pvt Ltd has proposed to set u a 0.5 mtpa cement grinding plant at Kalinganagar in Jajpur district at a cost of Rs63.50 crore.
Bhushan Infrastructure Ltd has planned an integrated township at Mangalpur in Dhenkanal district at an investment of Rs425 crore. J K Paper Ltd plans to set up a paper board plant at Jaykaypur in Rayagada district at a cost of Rs1475 crore.