Odisha simplifies e-biz provisions


Bhubaneswar, Mar 3: Odisha government has reduced the time required for giving various approvals through its e-biz portal for investors to promote ease of doing business in the state.

 While earlier seven days were required for registration of industries, it has now been reduced to one to three days, officials said.Similarly, the time taken for land allotment would now be 30 days instead of 65 days earlier.

 Electricity connection will be made available within 15 to 30 days instead of 60 days earlier.

 Chief Secretary AP Padhi has directed all the concerned departments to ensure physical delivery of services at ground level within the specified time limit without fail.

 Padhi gave this direction while presiding over an inter-departmental orientation programme on e-biz, officials said.

       E-biz system has been launched to provide a one-stop platform for all investment and business-related services and eliminate the need for physical interface with various offices.

       The time line for final project approval for an industry within green category has been limited to 15 days.

       Similarly, the final project approval for industries under all other categories has been reduced from 65 days to 30 days.

       Provisions have also been made for sanction of deemed approval by the state and district nodal agency in case of any delay in getting clearance from the concerned department.

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