Odisha CM and Vedanta chairman discuss shared vision to accelerate the state’s industrial and socio-economic growth

Bhubaneswar: Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal Saturday met Odisha chief minister Mohan Charan Majhi and discussed about the ongoing and future development of the State.

During the meeting, Agarwal reiterated Vedanta Group’s unwavering commitment to Odisha’s progress. The discussion focused on identifying new areas of collaboration that could further accelerate Odisha’s transformative journey, enhancing the State’s industrial and socio-economic development.

Expressing his confidence in the new government’s vision and leadership, the Vedanta Group chairman Anil Agarwal, said, “Odisha’s remarkable growth is a testament to the sheer hard work and commitment of its people. The state has been crucial to Vedanta’s success, and we remain dedicated to its sustainable and inclusive development.My meeting with Mr. Majhi was highly productive, and we discussed our shared vision for Odisha’s growth. Under his capable leadership, our longstanding partnership will continue to thrive, driving the state to greater heights.”

Vedanta Group has made significant investments in Odisha, amounting to more than INR 1,00,000 crore. This is the conglomerate’s largest ever investment anywhere in the world. These investments have led to the establishment of the world’s largest integrated aluminium smelter plant at Jharsuguda with a capacity of 1.8 MTPAand a world-class alumina refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district with a capacity of 3.5 MTPA. Through these initiatives, the group has created more than one lakh direct and indirect jobs, bringing prosperity to remote areas, and integrating local communities into the socio-economic mainstream.

During his previous visit to the State during Make in Odisha 2022, Agarwal had announcednew investments worth more than Rs 25,000 crore for expandingVedanta’s aluminium, ferrochrome and mining businesses in the State.

Beyond business, Vedanta’s community development initiatives span livelihood, education, healthcare, infrastructure, grassroots sports and culture, benefiting more than 4.5 lakh people across 500 villages in Odisha.