Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated ITC’s state-of-the-art Integrated Consumer Goods Manufacturing and Logistics (ICML) facility at Khurda. On the occasion, Naveen urged ITC chairman Sanjeev Puri to expand the company’s footprint in the state.
This is the first integrated consumer goods manufacturing and logistics facility in Odisha, and it spans an area of 35 acres. The facility is strategically planned to accommodate a total of seven production lines, dedicated to producing ITC’s world-class foods brands in phases.
The inauguration was attended by Jatni MLA Suresh Kumar Routray, Khordha MLA Jyotirindra Nath Mitra and Sanjeev Puri, chairman and managing director, ITC, among others. The Khurda facility will be employing more than 55% women.
The company will also continue to support local entrepreneurship through multiple co-manufacturing units for its FMCG products.
The government has recently come up with the industrial policy resolution (IPR) 2022 which aims to transform Odisha into a modern and advanced industrial state by offering the investors outstanding opportunities for sustainable business growth and to foster holistic socio-economic development.
The food processing sector is one of the priority areas in the IPR and this facility by ITC marks a significant milestone for the sector in Odisha.
The setting up of this integrated facility through the government’s active support reinforces the the state’s commitment to fostering industrial growth and creating employment opportunities by providing world-class investment facilitation to investors across sectors.