"I would, therefore, urge upon your kind intervention for early approval of the IT Investment Region (ITIR) proposal of Odisha to start this long standing project," Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote in a letter to the Prime Minister.
Implementation of the project would contribute significantly to 'Make in India' and the 'Digital India' programmes launched by the Centre with IT and ITES as the major thrust areas, he said.
Patnaik also pointed out that Odisha government had submitted a DPR to the Union Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DEITY) on April 13, 2010 for setting up of an ITER in Bhubaneswar.
According to the state government's proposal the ITIR project will come up in 10210 acres with a processing area of 4300 acres to house IT/ITES/Electronics Hardware Manufacturing and R&D centres.

The proposed project would generate over two lakh job opportunities in the IT, ITES and ESDM sectors, Patnaik said.
"Though the high power committee under the cabinet secretary has cleared the DPR of the state government and sent all necessary clarifications regarding the proposed project to the DEITY, the matter is still pending with the Centre till date," he said seeking the prime minister's intervention.

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