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SSWCC of Orissa approves 19 projects

January 5, 2010 Leave a comment

The State-level Single Window Clearance Committee (SSWCC) of the Orissa Government has sanctioned the proposals of 19 projects, including 10 new projects, with a combined value of Rs 30,000 crore.

The SSWCC cleared the proposal of Aditya Alumina for expansion of its refinery from 1 to 1.5 million tpa, captive power plant from 65 MW to 900 MW at Raygada in Orissa. The Company is likely to invest in excess of Rs 5,000 crore for the expansion.

Amtech Auto’s proposal to construct an auto complex at Tangi near Chowdwar at a cost of Rs 15,820 crore has been given a go ahead. The proposed complex is expected to have a 2 million tpa steel plant, a 500 MW thermal power plant. The state government is likely to provide 2,500 acre for the purpose.

Likewise, the SSWCC approved the Adhunik Metalicks’s proposal to set up a stainless steel plant at a cost of Rs 286 crore at Kuanarmunda in Sundrgarh district. The company has sought 300 acre for the project.

Jindal Stainless Steel’s proposal to establish 71 ancillary units, including 24 light engineering, five Auto components and eight kitchen and other units at Kalinganagar in Jajpur district has also been cleared. The Rs 704 crore project may require 300 acre for the purpose.

The other proposals cleared included Gungterman Pieperman’s plan to set up a 500 tpa beneficiation plant at Barbail on 250 acre in Keonjhar and a 500 tpa pelletisation plant Dhamra in Bhadrak district on 100 acre with an investment of Rs 1,608 crore for both the plants and Navabharat Ferro Alloys’ proposal to convert its 94 MW capacity captive power plant into an independent power plant at Khadagprasad in Dhenkanal.

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Orissa plans to upgrade 250 km of roadways

December 29, 2009 Leave a comment

The Orissa Government is planning to develop about 250 kms of roads in Malkangiri, Raygada, Ganjam, Koraput and Sambalpur districts. These road projects are likely to involve an estimated expenditure of Rs 400 crore.

The Union Government has agreed to provide the funds for five to six road projects in those affected areas and out of it, it has approved three. The roads which have been sanctioned are Samasingha (Sinduraparua)-Sambalpur, Parlakhemundi-Mohana via R Udayagiri and Gunupur-Andhra border via Kashipur. The Works Department of Orissa has sent the DPR for these roads to the Union Government. Work on these projects is likely to start after 3-4 months after the tender process is over.

Meanwhile, a team of the World Bank officials have visited the new road sites being taken up under Orissa State Road Project (OSRP). These stretches are construction of the 68-km Bhawanipatna-Khariar road, 95 km long Chandbali-Bhadrakh-Anandapur road and 41 km Berhampur-Taptapani road. After some delay in those projects, the works have finally taken off.

Under Phase I of OSRP, construction of 204 kms of roads is proposed to be constructed. Similarly, construction of 257 kms of road is likely to be taken up in the second phase of OSRP. This includes Taptapani-Raipanka road (68 km), Raipanka-JK Pur (83km) and Jagatpur-Chandabali (106 km).

NECL receives MoU clause waiver for Astaranga port

December 11, 2009 1 comment

The Orissa Government has relaxed a clause in its MoU with the Hyderabad based Navayuga Engineering Company (NECL), enabling NECL to sign concession agreement with it for developing an all weather port at Astaranga in Puri district.

The clause stated that the developer has to obtain all the statutory clearances before signing the concession agreement. However, NECL had pleaded before the state government that it should be allowed to sign the concession agreement without obtaining all the statutory clearances, so as to expedite work on the project.

The company proposes to invest Rs 1,500 crore for the port project in the Phase I, Rs 2,000 crore in Phase II and Rs 2,500 crore in Phase III.

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