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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
- Ancillary and Downstream
- Automobiles and Auto components
- Textile and Apparel