Bhubaneswar: Vedanta Aluminium Business has announced plans to collaborate with entrepreneurs and start-ups on innovation and technology at Enterprise Odisha 2021.
Organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with Government of Odisha, the 23rd edition of Enterprise Odisha saw participation by prominent organizations across diverse industries, including Vedanta Aluminium.
Addressing the audience at the inaugural ceremony, Rahul Sharma, CEO (Aluminium Business), Vedanta Ltd said, “Driven by innovation and technology, Odisha is poised to be a Trillion Dollar Economy in the next decade. I thank the CM of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik ji, for creating a favourable environment which has fostered 360-degree development in the state. We remain strongly committed to development of Odisha.Vedanta has planned major investments in the state and we invite start-ups to partner us in this sustainable growth journey.”
Sharma said Odisha is the ‘Aluminium Capital of India’, with Vedanta playing a significant part in the state’s tremendous growth story for the past two decades.
With significant investments, Vedanta has connected Lanjigarh and Jharsuguda to the socio-economic mainstream, creating over 4 lakh livelihood opportunities, he said.
He further said Vedanta’s proposed Aluminium Park will be one-of-its-kind, attract a 1000+ SMEs & MSMEs to Odisha, adding Rs 5,000 crore of value to the state, which will provide additional 1 lakh livelihood opportunities for the local populace.