A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday between the Authorities of Odisha and ArcelorMittal Nippon Metal for establishing a 12 million tonne built-in metal plant in Kendrapara district of Odisha with an funding of Rs 50,000 crores. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and ArcelorMittal Chairperson and CEO Lakshmi Vilas Mittal have signed the deal. At the moment, Union Minister of Petroleum and Pure Gasoline Dharmendra Pradhan had mentioned Odisha’s lengthy shoreline goes to be the epicentre for the event of India.
“The federal government-led initiatives within the petroleum and metal sectors will present impetus to the maritime economic system in Odisha. Integration of essential infrastructures like street, rail and port will result in the commercial growth of the state. Potential for the port-led blue economic system will likely be unlocked with the multi-modal rail, street and air linkages with sea and riverine ports for transport of minerals and items at a lot decrease logistics value,” he added.
Equally, on February 28, 2020, Pradhan had mentioned that Odisha can be made a nerve middle within the metal sector. He participated within the workshop on “Enabling procedures for the rise of metal used for the expansion of the economic system”.
Talking on the event, Pradhan had mentioned he’s trying ahead to creating Odisha, the nerve middle of Purvodaya (rise of the east) in metal sector. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a clarion name for Mission Purvodaya, that’s Japanese India driving the nationwide development and propelling India in direction of changing into a USD 5 trillion economic system,” he added.