Bhubaneswar: Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said Odisha’s steel production alone is set to cross 100 Million Tonne (MT) by 2030.
“Today Odisha is the highest steel producing state in the country. We are working to strengthen the steel ecosystem in Odisha. By 2030, Odisha’s steel production alone is set to cross 100 MT,” said Pradhan.
The Minister was speaking at a workshop in Bhubaneswar on enabling procedures for increase of steel usage for the growth of the economy.
He spoke about greater collaborations between all stakeholders of the Indian & Japanese steel sector to ensure a bright future for the people of Odisha.
“Odisha is going to be the nerve centre of Mission Purvodaya in steel. Moving beyond just producing primary steel, we will create an ecosystem of ancilliary, value-added products, capital goods with industry participation,” said Pradhan.
He also appealed to the Odisha government to provide all possible help in shaping up Odisha as a steeling hub of the country.
By all stakeholders working together and optimum utilization of resources, Odisha can realise its true potential in the steel sector, he added.
“Today, $5 billion infrastructure spending is being done only in Odisha in developing railways, roads, airports, pipelines, bridges, etc. We have an ambitious plan to build next-gen infra and boost economic growth,” the Steel Minister said.