Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Ambassador of Japan meet Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik discuss the way forward for PURVODAYA in steel sector

Bhubaneswar: Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister Steel, Petroleum & Natural Gas and H.E. Mr. Satoshi Suzuki, Ambassador of Japan to India met Shri Naveen Patnaik, Honourable Chief Minister of Odisha and discussed development of Steel cluster in Odisha and prospects of Japanese investment in Steel Sector and downstream development in Odisha.

Smt. Rasika Chaubey, Addl Secretary Steel, Govt of India gave a presentation about the new initiative called Purvodaya, which aims to drive accelerated development of Eastern India through establishment of integrated steel hubs in Eastern states of India for which Odisha has the best potential.

This Eastern belt has the potential to add more than 75% of the country’s incremental steel capacity envisioned by the National Steel Policy. It is expected that out of the 300 MT capacity by 2030-31, over 200 MT can come from this region alone.

Honorable CM Odisha urged H.E. Ambassador of Japan to consider be the country partner for Make In Odisha Concalve 2020, once again. He also made an offer for an exclusive Japan Industrial cluster and township near Bhubaneswar for which the state govt would provide all the necessary facilitation.