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Odisha urges TATA group to make defence manufacturing cluster after Steel Plant in KalingaNagar

TATA steel kalinga nagar project

The Odisha government on Wednesday urged Tata Group to set up several industrial projects including a defence electronics manufacturing cluster in the state.

The proposal was mooted by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik when he met the group’s Chairman Cyrus Mistry at the secretariat.

During the discussion, Patnaik proposed several industrial projects, which could be developed by Tata Group.

Proposing the development of an IT and Electronics Manufacturing Cluster at Naraj near Cuttack, Patnaik said an area of 800 acre was set aside for industrial development there, an official said, adding that the discussion was held before inauguration of Tata Steel’s greenfield project at Kalinga Nagar.

Tata group could also consider setting up a defence electronics manufacturing cluster at Naraj as they had done in Bengaluru, Patnaik said.

The minister also proposed a PV cells manufacturing unit at Infovalley by Tata BP Solar, a hotel at Bhubaneswar by Taj Group, and expansion of TCS by making it a major training centre.