Bhubaneswar: “Odisha has provided a better industrial climate for industries to grow and helped industries to be the part of the development story of Odisha,” said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday.
Patnaik said this while attending the Golden Jubilee Year National Convention of Company Secretaries and International Conference-2018 organised by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).
“Company Secretaries are the pivots of the companies. They keep the companies within the legal framework set up for companies. They play a multi-disciplinary role and work as the advisors, promoters and ambassadors of the companies they work for and contribute to their growth,” the CM said.
“For the last 50 years, you have been playing a crucial role in providing essential support to industrial organisations. In the context of massive industrialisation in the country, the Company Secretaries do certainly have a bright future along with the growth of industries and economy of the country,” he added.
The CM said that Odisha is fast emerging as a manufacturing hub of eastern India. With a number of progressive policies and plans put in place, Odisha has provided better industrial climate for industries to grow and helped industries to be part of the development story of Odisha.
The CM further said, “In the Make-in-Odisha Conclave held in 2016, we have received investment intent of more than Rs 2 lakh crore across 10 diversified sectors that has a potential to create job opportunities 1.4 lakh. So far, over 60 percent of the total investment proposals are at various stages of implementation. You will be glad to know, Japan will be our country partner and the State Bank of India will be the banking partner for the next Make-in-Odisha in Bhubaneswar, he added.
“Our concerted efforts for industrial and economic growth, has been paying rich dividends with many new industrial establishments coming up in Odisha. All our efforts are creating better job opportunities for our youth. I believe, the Company Secretaries will also have a fair share of it,” the CM concluded.