Odisha will take central role in driving national growth: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said the mineral-rich Odisha will take a central role in driving national growth as a manufacturing hub of the country.

The Chief Minister released the vision document ‘Economic Possibilities for Odisha – towards a One Trillion Dollar Economy’ jointly prepared by JSW Group and PwC India.

Releasing the report, the Chief Minister said that Odisha, having huge natural resources, is on its way to achieve this objective through its investment friendly policies, infra connectivity and skilled manpower.

The global economy has grown over three times in the past three decades and it is projected that it could grow more than double in size by 2050.

The potential of mineral-based industries in Odisha along with other sectors like agriculture, food processing, creative industries, MSMEs, women entrepreneurship will play an important role in making Odisha a one trillion dollar economy.

Speaking on the occasion, JSW chairman Sajjan Jindal emphasised on the role of regional economies in making India a 10 trillion dollar economy.

The vision document stresses on the unique competitive advantages of Odisha over other states, and its potential to become the export hub for metal products across the world.