Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (PTI) Odisha government’s State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) today approved five proposals worth Rs 381 crore and recommended Vedanta s proposal to High Level Clearance Authority, for the expansion of its alumina refinery at Lanjigarh.

The SLSWCA under chairmanship of chief secretary A P Padhi gave its nod to five projects including those received from Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), Shree Malani Foams Ltd and JSK Industries Ltd.

The proposals, if implemented, will create employment opportunity for 844 people, Padhi said.

The SLSWCA accorded approval to Indian Oil Corporation Ltd s proposal for setting up LPG bottling plant in Khurda with an investment of Rs 161.59 crore. This unit would provide employment to 79 people.

Similarly, Shree Malani Foams Pvt Ltd, a company from the house of Century brand of mattresses, was also given clearance to set up a unit to manufacture 4,500 tonne per annum of polyurethane (PU) foam and foam products at Khurda.

The project will create an employment opportunity for 135 people. This will be company s second unit in the state as it already produces coir, foam and spring mattresses from its existing unit at Khurda under Centuary Fibre Plates Pvt Ltd.

The unit went into commercial production on 4 December, 2015.

Additionally, Runaya, a metals start-up founded by the sons of Vedanta Ltd s Executive Vice Chairman Navin Agarwal, got the clearance to set up 30,000 tonnes per annum Aluminium dross refining unit at Jharsuguda with a total investment of Rs 64.43 crore. This project would generate employment for 175 people, they said.

JSK Industries Pvt Ltd s proposal to set up 1,07,000 tonne per annum aluminium wire rod and aluminium conductor unit at Angul Aluminium Park was also cleared by the SLSWCA.

The project entails an investment of Rs 50 crore and will create employment for 380 people.

A proposal from Western Integrated Waste Management Facility Pvt Ltd, to set up an integrated common hazardous waste treatment, recycling, storage and disposal facility in Deogarh for Rs 52 crore was also approval. The project will help create direct and indirect employment for 75 people.

In another major decision, the SLSWCA also recommended Vedanta s proposal for the expansion of its Lanjigarh alumina refinery from 1 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) to 6 MTPA at an investment of Rs 6483 crore, which will now require final nod from High Level Clearance Authority chaired by the Chief Minister.

This project would generate employment opportunity for 9494 people. The authority also gave its recommendation to increase the capacity of company s co-generation captive power plant from 90 megawatts (MW) to 340 MW.

Meanwhile, the company has sought 1,645.8 acres of additional private land for project expansion.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.