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The biggest integrated Jindal steel plant of Odisha is now operational


With the commissioning of the country’s largest blast furnace,the biggest integrated steel plant in Odisha, owned by Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) was made operational on Saturday

The chief minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik said while inaugurating the state-of-the-art steel plant that – it would provide direct employment to around 30,000 people and indirect jobs to many others.According to CM “… As India looks to reach steel manufacturing capacity of 300 million tons by 2030,I am proud to note that more than 20% of the country’s steel shall continue to be produced from our state.” Stating that the state government is committed to provide all support to the steel industry, he said “we have added more than 16 mtpa steel making capacity in the state since 2005”.

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“My government’s vision is to develop Angul as an economically vibrant,high-ended engineering and manufacturing hub with world-class living and working environment,” Patnaik said.He said the state government was creating an industrial ecosystem for enhanced value addition in Odisha.“My vision is to create 30 lakh additional employment opportunities by 2025 and bring prosperity for the people of the state.JSPL’s 6mtpa steel plant is yet another step towards realising that vision,”.JSPL chairman Naveen Jindal said the plant was set up at an investment of about Rs33,000 crore and it would enable the company to overcome its loss in the aftermath of the coal block cancellation. He said JSPL would start earning and play significant role in the development of the state.