In a continuing effort to be the country’s leading investment destination, the Government of Odisha, has collaborated with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI),to host a curtain raiser for Make in Odisha conclave and Investors’ Meet in New Delhi.

The event, the Make in Odisha conclave will be held from 30 November to 4 December 2022 and will focus on many industries including textiles and apparel, along with technical textiles.

Shri Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, Chief Secretary, Government of Odisha, said that, “We are emerging as a leader in sectors like textiles and apparel, chemicals and petrochemicals, IT and ITeS and others.”

Addressing the gathering, Shri Pratap Keshari Deb, Minister – Industries, MSME & Energy, Government of Odisha stressed that “Odisha has always been known for its magnificent handloom industry; we are now firmly focusing on technical textile as well. We are setting up a technical textiles park in Bhadrak anchored again by IOCL’s 300 KTPA polyester and fibre plant.”

He further said that Odisha’s industrial growth in the last two decades has been focused on developing a highly skilled workforce. “We have recently established a first-of-its-kind World Skill Centre, a premier advanced skill training institute to create the most skilled workforce in the country.”

The state has also started the Start-Up Odisha campaign with an aim to encourage young people to work towards innovation, development and improvement of products, processes and services.”