INDIAN STATE : ORISSA
Industrial Policy 2001
Mission of this Industrial Policy
- Create a business climate conducive to accelerate
investment in Industry & Infrastructure projects
- Raise income, employment and economic growth in
- Reduce regional disparities in economic development.
Key strategies of Government
- Encourage private initiative and restrict its intervention
to such areas where it enjoys a distinct comparative
- Invite private investment for the development and
operation of quality infrastructure
- Promote the image of Orissa as an attractive destination
for investment and tourism;
- Assume a proactive role in selected sectors such
- Mineral-based industries
- Craft-based products
- Agro and marine-based industries, industries
based on medicinal herbs and minor forest produce
- Electronics, Information Technology and Biotechnology
- Encourage the creation of SSI clusters in similar
lines of business;
- Proceed more decisively with the restructuring
and consolidation of sick industrial units;
- Leverage the potential in SEZs to build concentration
of technologically advanced manufacturing industries.
Text of the Policy
Information Technology Policy-2004
The Government of Orissa will strive to develop a well
planned, robust and futuristic IT architecture in the
state which will bring about positive changes in all
walks of life and society, resulting in ease and convenience
in transaction, augmenting employment opportunities
to the educated youth and ushering higher economic growth
in a definite time frame. Government will help IT reach
the common citizen so as to narrow down the Digital
Divide. Widespread applications of IT would establish
a system where the citizens will receive good governance
ensuring speed of decisions from a transparent government
through an effective e-governance system. It will offer
a hassle free, business-friendly environment to the
ICT entrepreneurs by framing an attractive policy package
and financial incentives. It will be the endeavour to
attract investments from outside into the state.
The Policy will provide
- Inexpensive access to Information
- Transparency in governance practice
- Doorstep delivery of host of services
- Increased employment
- High export turnover and economic growth
text of the policy
The following objectives are identified for the new
- To increase Orissa's share in the export and import
sector, in national and international trade and commerce,
by taking advantage of the liberalisation and globalisation
- To decongest the existing major ports, by developing
minor ports, on the Eastern coastal region, so as
to cater to the needs of increasing volumes of international
and domestic traffic.
- To handle 70-80 MT of Cargo by 2006 in the port
sector, in Orissa, as envisaged by the Government
of India, Ministry of Shipping.
- To provide port facilities to promote export-oriented
and port-based industries, which constitute the major
chunk of industrial investment.
- To encourage shipbuilding, ship repairing, and ship
breaking and to establish manufacturing facilities
for heavy industries, in and around ports.
- To provide facilities for coastal shipping of passengers
and inter-State cargo traffic and further extension
of these services to West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh,
Tamil Nadu etc.
- To take up suitable facilitating measures as well
as policy initiatives for attracting private sector
investments in the development and operation of existing
and new minor ports.
- To establish connectivity of the ports with the
riverine systems so as to increase the transportation
of cargo through inland waterways.
All this envisages an integrated port development strategy,
consisting of creation of port facilities and development
of infrastructure facilities, like roads, railways and
inland waterways, in the hinterland. Large-scale financial
outlays would be required to create these new facilities,
along with matching infrastructure. In view of the fact
that cape size ships are used in the transportation,
to capture the economies of scale, ports would be developed,
with direct berthing and speedy mechanical handling
facilities, so as to improve turn around of ships.
text of the policy
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