Odisha will become epicenter of India’s overall steel industry, says Dharmendra Pradhan


Odisha will become the epicenter of India’s overall steel industry. In a series of tweets, Union Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that to further accelerate the development of the domestic steel sector and make Odisha the nerve Centre of Mission Purvodaya in steel, an integrated steel hub is proposed in the state.

With a capital investment of five lakh crore rupees , the envisioned steel hub will produce 100 million tonnes of steel from out of the 300 million tonnes national steel production target, the minister said.

He added that the proposed steel hub, accompanied by Make in India and Local for Vocal programmes will create more than 25 lakh jobs in the region, while contributing to the making of Atmanirbhar Bharat.