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Over 3,600 units in Odisha's GO SWIFT portal in a month

Bhubaneswar: Over 3,600 units have come on board Odisha's single-window portal for industries almost a month after its launch.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had on November 16 launched the state government's Single-Window Investor Facilitation and Tracking portal - GO SWIFT.

With its launch, Odisha has made landmark development from a pre-dominantly paper-based system to an end-to-end online system for all major clearances and support sought by industrial units, Industries Minister Niranjan Pujari said.

"The portal has received an overwhelming response and 3,615 industrial units have come into the fold of GO SWIFT within just 30 days of its launch," he said.

The minister said Odisha will be introducing more progressive reforms next year, as well as intensify investor reach-out activities within the country and outside.
"As per ASSOCHAM, we have the highest implementation rate of industrial projects amongst all states. Odisha is today the most preferred investment destination in the country," Pujari claimed.

Using GO SWIFT, new industrial units can obtain necessary information regarding investible projects, applicable incentives and clearances required through an interactive tool called 'Info Wizard'.

The units can also select suitable industrial land on a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based platform, 'GO PLUS'.

GO SWIFT facilitates online approval from the Single Window Authority and Land allotment from IDCO, he said.

"Industrial units can apply, make payment, track the status of their applications and obtain approvals for 32 G2B services from 15 state government Departments. The Industries Department is in the process of bringing more services under the ambit of GO SWIFT," Pujari said.

Existing industrial units in the state can also apply to regulatory agencies for renewal of licenses, take advantage of risk-based synchronised inspections using 'GO SMILE' and avail post-land allotment services from IDCO using APAA (Automated Post Allotment Application), among other facilities.

"GO SWIFT has seamlessly integrated all existing technological applications of the Industries Department via the Single Sign-On (SSO) Framework to provide unmatched facilitation to new as well as existing industries in the state," Industries Secretary Sanjeev Chopra added. 

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