Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik said that Odisha is scoring a high industrial growth rate. According to him, the industries sector is set for a 14.5% growth rate in 2021-22.

Patnaik urged the top business leaders and entrepreneurs to carry forward the momentum in current financial year, while addressing the Business Eminence Awards function organised by the Dharitri and the Orissa Post, here on Saturday.

The CM said Odisha has received over Rs.4.4 lakh crore investment intent during last 3 years. This could create employment opportunities for over 1.5 lakh people. “I am sure, Odisha will continue to be the most favoured destination of investors from all across the globe”, he asserted.

“I am glad to say that Odisha has shown a spectacular growth of 10.1% in the fiscal of 2021-22 which is way ahead of national GDP of 8.8% in the same period. The industries sector is set for a high growth of 14.5 percent. This is really quite a good time for our industries. I hope all the entrepreneurs and top business leaders of the state will carry the momentum forward in the current financial year.”

Patnaik said, “I congratulate the Dharitri and Orissa Post for conducting this wonderful initiative which will definitely encourage the business community of Odisha. Our business eco-system is one of the best in India and we will continue to make improvements to provide best possible opportunities to people who can create jobs in our state.”

He also wished all the best to the award winners who have become a role model for our young entrepreneurs by achieving this kind of success.