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Odisha to be hub for Sports Industry: Minister

31 August 2021: Government of Odisha is working to make the state a hub of sports industry and is inviting businesses to set-up manufacturing units, Captain D. S. Mishra, Minister for Energy, MSME, Industries & Home (MoS) said at an ASSOCHAM virtual conference.

Talking about the tourism potential in Kalahandi District of Odisha he said, “People go to London and Switzerland for vacation, instead you should visit Kalahandi which is an attractive tourist destination having several natural and cultural attractions. You will get to meet the local tribal people in person and will learn about their challenges and hardships.”

In his address at the ASSOCHAM virtual meet, emant Sharma, IAS, Principal Secretary, Industries Department, Government of Odisha said “From the global value chain point of view, Odisha is emerging as one of the most important destinations for business. Traditionally known as a mineral rich state, every mineral known to mankind is mined in Odisha and every mineral is required for any industry in the world. This resource business has led to a very intensive process of industrialization in the state of Odisha, particularly in the last two decades.”

Highlighting the large pool of skilled manpower, he said, “Odisha is a land of human resources having the most productive and most skilled workers in any industrial areas across India.”

Sharma further said that Odisha is emerging as the most important destinations for businesses and industry owing to its low cost of doing business and ease of doing business in terms of clearances, licenses and permits together with a positive policy framework, robust infrastructure and mechanism.

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