The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) today approved new projects worth Rs 846 crore.
Among the projects cleared include a cross country pipe conveyor system proposed by Uttam Infralogic Ltd, a subsidiary of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL). The company will install a conveyor belt to transport coal from Bilaimunda (Sundargarh) in Odisha to Tamnar (Chattisgarh), covering a distance of 21 km. Uttam Infralogic will install a coal crusher as part of the project that will cost Rs 260 crore. The project will create employment for 30 people.
German based engineering firm SMS India has proposed to invest Rs 168 crore at Khurda to set up a steel rolling mill equipment plant. The plant will generate employment for 119 people. SMS India currently has a workshop at the same location, employing 125 people.
The SLSWCA has also cleared two multi-modal logistics parks proposed to be established by Container Corporation of India Ltd (Concor) at Muniguda near Rayagada and Jagatsinghpur. Together, these two logistics parks would cost Rs 336 crore and create employment for 72 people.
The logistic parks will include facilities like warehouses, distribution centres, storage areas, offices, truck services, parking lots, truck terminals, container rail terminal, container handling facilities, cold storages, distribution centers, air cargo points, lorries, maintenance points, service stations, hospitals and restaurants.
In addition, such parks would be equipped with weighbridges, telecommunication facilities, banks, health awareness units and recreation centres. The logistics parks, to be developed on the public private partnership (PPP) mode, would be served by roads, railways, inland waterways and airways.
Purvi Bharat Paper & Power Ltd's plan to set up a logistics park and 1.5 Mw solar power plant at Choudwar also got the nod of SLSWCA. The company will invest Rs 182 crore, promising employment for 850 persons. The project needs 57.81 acres of land.
The SLSWCA deferred the proposal of Kolkata-based Saraf Agencies to set up 15 Mw captive power plant (CPP) at the site of its titanium dioxide plant at Chhatrapur in south Odisha's Ganjam district. The state government will urge the promoters to buy surplus power from the state grid instead.
In the first phase, the company aimed to produce around 18,000 tonne high titanium slag per annum. The company would invest around Rs 250 crore in the first phase, while it will scale up its investment to Rs 2,000-crore over the next three to four years to complete the plant to produce titanium dioxide and high purity pig iron and develop the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) over 230 acres of land.
It has also been decided to hold the meetings of SLSWCA and state project monitoring group (PMG) on second Wednesday of every month.