In order to improve the Odisha film industry and build employment opportunities in the field, the Odisha government has decided to spend Rs. 200 crores to renovate Kalinga Studio here, an official said.
Chief Secretary S C Mohapatra directed the authorities to establish the Kalinga Studio as a film hub and tourist destination during a meeting.
The facility currently has recording and editing units, indoor shooting space, gardens, temples, and cottages, and the official said it created an average revenue of Rs. 4 lakh per month.
The revamped studio will have indoor shooting floors, theme-based gardens, film tech zone, snow world, adventure land, food courts, lodging facilities for members of film production teams and space for social programmes, the official said.
The implementation agency will be the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Company. The government has set a target to complete the construction and landscaping of the core area by December 2022.