INDIAN STATE : ORISSA
||1.56 (lakh sq. km)
||58136.23 sq. kms
|Population (2011) (fig. in persons)
Abundant natural resources
- Abundant mineral resources
- Long coastline
- Rich marine wealth
- Diverse agriculture & horticulture crops
- Effective regulatory framework
- Transparent private sector investment process
- Public private partnership in ports,infrastructure
- World class education facilities
- Large number of technical manpower
- Least number of person day lost due to industrial
- Quality physical,social and industrial infrastructure
- Abundant power supply
- Efficient road,rail,air and marine connectivity
friendly government plays a major role in Orissa's emergence
as a global business destination.A government committed
to policy driven governance and reform driven policies,procedures
and regulatory frameworks that catalyse business growth.
Orissa has been the pioneer in power
sector reforms which have openedup avenues for private
sector participation in generation,transmission and
distribution of power.Being a power surplus state,it
is able to provide good quality and better availability
of power to prospective investors.
The state has a installed capacity of 8583.85 MW during
2006-07.The power generation capacity of the state is
more than 5600 MW.There is a proposal to add another
600MW power capacity.
Administrative control of power sector in Orissa is
under Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC)
which is a quasijudisial independent body,ensures transparent
regulatory regime in the power sector of the State.The
Energy Department has three Public Sector Undertakings:Grid
Corporation of Orissa Limited (GRIDCO),Orissa Hydro
Power Corporation Limited (OHPC),and Orissa Power Generation
Corporation Limited (OPGC) .
Orissa has a road network of around 0.237 million kilometres(including
3,592 kn of National Highway).The state has embarked
on an ambitious plan for road connectivity through private
sector participation for major projects.Rural roads
are also being developed.Private sector participation
is being encouraged in the construction of around 3,704
km of national highways in Orissa.
Orissa is well-connected with the national rail network.
It has rail lines of 2287 km, including 91 km of narrow
gauge. The Orissa railway network is a part of the East
Coast Railway, which is the largest carrier of commercial
load in both freight as well as passenger traffic in
Orissa is a critical link between eastern and western
India through the railway network of South-Eastern and
East-Coast Railways. With the commissioning of the Talcher-Sambalpur
railway line, a vital link has been established between
Coastal and Western Orissa.
Bhubaneshwar,the state capital is well connected to
the major maetros in the country with daily flights
being operated by public and private airline operators.There
are 14 airstrips and 17 helipads operational in the
state.The Biju Patnaik airport at Bhubaneshwar handles
most of the inbound and outbound traffic.With the growing
increase in air travel and operators,the runway is being
planned for extension to gear up to handle large bodiedjets.The
expansion also includes building a parallel taxi track
for the airport and enhancingcargo handling facilities
that could handle upto 30 aircrafts per hour.A commercial
complex for multiplex,shopping complex,hotel and other
commercial establishments under the Public Private Partnership
(PPP) near the airport to support 500 passengers at
a time is envisaged.Keeping up with the rapid pace of
industrialisation taking place in Orissa,it is proposed
to construct a new integrated International Airport
Complexat Bhubaneshwar by 2010.
Orissa,a principal maritime state,has a coastline of
480 kms.and is endowed with conducive,unique,strategic
and natural port locations.Among the 12 major ports
in India,one major port namely Paradeep Port is in Orissa.The
port is located 210 nautical miles south of Kolkata
and 260 nautical miles north of Vishakhapatnam.It offers
tremendous opportunities for international trade.
The natural resources and industrial products of this
wide spread hinterland are immense and the value of
the ore trade of the country passing through the Paradeep
Port is considerably higher than many other major ports
Inland Container Depot (ICD)
It has been established at Balasore to provide the
intending exporters a terminal facility to complete
their documentation formalities and give 'ready to sail'
container for export.
Agriculture Export Zone (AEZ)
The Government of Orissa has signed an MoU with the
Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Development
Authority (APEDA) for setting up an Agriculture Export
Zone (AEZ) for turmeric and ginger in the tribal - dominated
Kandhamal and Koraput districts. The AEZ will promote
exports of organic ginger and turmeric produced in the
contiguous areas of Kandhamal and Koraput.
Special Economic Zones (SEZ)
In the Foreign Trade Policy, Special Economic Zone
(SEZ) is particularly a delineated duty free enclave
to upscale production, augment export and generate employment.
Considering the potential available in the state, Government
of India, in principle have already approved for setting
up of 13 numbers of sector specific SEZs in Orissa under
alumina & aluminium, IT, metallurgical based engineering
& ancillary down stream industries, textiles and
garments and steel etc. in private sector participation.
These SEZs will open a new chapter in the export performance
of the state by providing the required atmosphere for
attracting national and international investments to
Orissa is progressing in the field of education and
is getting popular as a hub of engineering, management
and medical education in central & eastern India.
The state already has large number of highly ranked
schools like NIT Rourkela and XIM Bhubaneswar etc. It
has 9 Universities, 3 Technical Universities,44 Engineering
Colleges,65 MCA,MBA and other Computer Education Centres,6
Medical,266 Polytechnics/Engineering Schools and ITIs/ITCs.
Apart from this new Institutes coming up are IIT Bhubaneswar,
NISER, IIT Kharagpur Campus at Bhubaneswar and BIT.
Also Vedanta group to establish a world-class technical
university with an annual intake of 100,000 students
in 95 disciplines.