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Odisha sets up SSWCA to clear tourism projects

December 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Odisha government has set up a Special Single Window Clearance Authority (SSWCA) to clear relevant tourism projects. The 13-member committee, headed by the Chief Secretary, can approve tourism projects with a maximum investment proposal of Rs 50 crore.

From now onwords, investors need not run from one office to another to get their projects cleared as the committee has members from different departments. It is also empowered to consult experts before giving approval.

According to State Tourism Policy-2013, projects have to go through three-tier system of committees for clearance

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Odisha to provide subsidy under new tourism policy

May 23, 2013 Leave a comment

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Under the new Tourism policy, the Odisha government will provide incentive schemes in the state. For the purpose it has divided the state into three zones for the purpose of administration of incentive schemes.

Zone A comprises of the municipal corporation area of Bhubaneswar, while Zone B includes rest of the state except KBK (Kalahandi-Bolangir-Koraput), Kandhamal and Gajapati districts and Zone A. The Zone C comprises KBK, Kandhamal and Gajapati districts.

Also, for setting up of any tourism projects in Zone A will get capital investment subsidy of 20 per cent, maximum upto Rs 20 lakh, for investments ranging from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 crore. For investment of Rs 20 crore and above the subsidy is 25 per cent (maximum upto Rs 30 lakh).

In Zone B, the policy offers 25 per subsidy with a ceiling of Rs 25 lakh on the projects worth between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 20 crore and for investment above Rs 20 crore, the subsidy is 30 per cent with a ceiling of Rs 35 lakh. In Zone C, 30 per cent subsidy on capital investment is offered with a ceiling of Rs 30 lakh for project within the range of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 crore while the subsidy for investments above Rs 20 crore is fixed at 35 per cent with a cap of Rs 40 lakh.

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