Bhubaneswar: Odisha is working on a Vision 2030 to become 100 million tonnes per annum(mtpa) steel producing State. It is also aiming at a downstream industries to achieve more than 50% value addition to primary metals produced in the State as part of the Vision 2030.

The State industries minister, Dibya Shankar Mishra, while interacting with the prominent steel manufacturers of the State, here on Thursday, said that Odisha provides an unparalleled conducive ecosystem for steel industries to expand manufacturing facilities. He also urged the steel industries to undertake social initiatives through CSR activities for inclusive and sustainable development across various regions of the State.

Industries principal secretary Sanjeev Chopra assured the steel industries representatives that going forward, the State would focus on creating enabling infrastructure to reduce logistic cost for industries.

IDCO CMD Sanjay Singh highlighted the initiatives being taken for quick allotment of developed land for large scale investments and creation of industrial land bank of more than 1,00,000 acres by the State. He said that an unique initiatives being taken up to provide industry-ready skilled manpower for all industries setting up in the State particularly in the Steel sector.

State steel & mines special secretary S K Popli mentioned regarding the initiatives being taken up by the State to ensure easy availability of raw materials for the industry.

IPICOL MD Nitin Jawale made a comprehensive presentation on the Visioin 2030 for development of downstream industries highlighting the key role of primary metal manufacturers.