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INDIAN STATE : ORISSA

Engineering and Allied industries

A well-developed mineral industry provides the required foundation for establishment of engineering and allied industries. Goods worth Rs.364 crores have been exported to overseas countries. The items such as aluminum conductors, cables, transformers, C.I Products, L.P.G cylinders, M.S plates, aluminium extrusions including some chemical and allied products like Refractories, cement, paper, tyres and tubes, pesticides, explosives, PVC pipes etc. were exported from Orissa to overseas markets.

Marine Products

Marine products has grown considerably in the recent past to reach the figure of Rs.373 crore during 2005-06.Orissa has a long coastline of 480 kms and Chilka Lake a vast expense of brackish water pisciculture.

Agro-based Industry

The varied agro-climatic condition of Orissa is ideal for the cultivation of diverse fruits, vegetables, plantation crops, spices, flowers and medicinal herbs. These are being cultivated on a rather limited scale at present, highlighting the prospects available for the development of horticulture and establishment of the agro-based industry. From this sector products like non-basmati rice, cashew nut, tomato puries, mango, guava, banana pulp/concentrate, spices, tamarind paste etc. are being exported from Orissa.The export from this sector was Rs.20 crore during 2005-06.

Information Technology (IT) and IT Enabled services (ITES)

The industrial and environmental climate of the state is conducive to transforming it into Information Technology (IT) and IT enabled services (ITES) leader of the country. Orissa has two Software Technology Parks of India (STPIs) in Bhubaneshwar and Rourkela and both have been instrumental in growth of the ITs exports from the state.

To facilitate promotion of IT industries in the state, the government of Orissa has established an INFOCITY spreading over 205 acre of land developed under the Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP) scheme of government of India. Besides Fortune Tower established at Bhubaneshwar is an ideal location for software and IT based export-oriented projects.

The export in this sector is also fast growing. All the IT majors like TCS, INFOSYS, IBM, WIPRO, and SATYAM have already established their software development units in Bhubaneshwar which is fast developing as an IT city. GENPACT, the ITES major has already moved in to Bhubaneshwar.

Handloom

Orissa has a rich tradition of producing handloom products and the state retains its place of pride for unique and exquisite creations all over the world. In Orissa handloom sector provides enormous employment opportunities to the rural artisans, it is the largest cottage industry and provides employment and sustenance to the population of the state. The handloom industry not only produces superior quality artistic fabrics but also produces utility fabrics for the common masses at cheaper price. The government is coming up with various schemes to strengthen the handloom market and diversify it to meet the competition.

Key strategies of government to strengthen handloom sector

  • Strengthening the working capital base of the Primary weavers Co-operative societies to develop modernized looms, accessories, training to weavers, marketing support and design innovations.
  • Promotion of handloom exports.
  • Schemes such as work-shed-cum-housing, health package to weavers, Bunakar Bima Yojana and interest subsidy to PWCS on NABARD loan are operating in the undivided districts of Koraput, Bolangir and Kalahandi (popularly known as KBK districts) areas of the State with assistance from the state government, as well as the central government. under revised long term action plan schemes.
  • Handloom & craft development of rural artisans in KBK district

Tourism

Orissa offers excellent opportunities in the tourism sector. Tourism is considered as a major source of forex earning for the state. Orissa is rich with fascinating tourist attractions with a myriad of monuments, beach resorts, nature tourism, adventure tourism and cultural heritage.

Bhubanehwar, the city of temples, the ancient Sun Temple at Konark, Lord Jagannath Temple at Puri, the Buddhist monastic complexes of Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri and Udaigiri are remnants of rich cultural art. The shore of Orissa is dotted with numerous beaches from Chandaneshwar in north to Pati-Sonepur in the south. The sanctuaries and wildlife parks such as Bhitarkanika, Similipal National Park, Chandaka Elephant reserve, Nandankanan, Chilka Lake are some of the major natural tourist attraction points in Orissa.

Thrust Sectors

  • Ancillary and Downstream
  • Automobiles and Auto components
  • Agro-processing
  • Textile and Apparel

 

 
 
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