Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the state of economy in Odisha can be improved including its GDP, if the both the Centre and the state work together in tandem to remove poverty level and also improve health facilities in the state. Speaking at the ‘Make in Odisha’ summit today in Bhubaneswar, the finance minister in a perhaps reference of demonetisation said that some changes that are taking place currently look difficult in present context but has a huge potential to bring changes in the long run.
The finance minister also said Odisha has the advantage of a vast coastline which can target markets worldwide.
Earlier on Wednesday, the state government started its three-day Make in Odisha conclave with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoping that the investment opportunities showcased in the expo will help to attract significant investment to the state.
The captain of the industries will have one to one discussion today and tomorrow with the state government in the summit in which around 100 companies including Vedanta Jindal, Tata Steel, JSW, Adani among others have set up their stalls.conclave.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who formally kicked off the three-day Make in Odisha Conclave, hoped that the investment opportunities presented in the expo would help attract huge investments in the State.
The conclave is likely to put Odisha back in the investor community’s radar. With the presence of the big names of India Inc in the meet, the State Government is hopeful that next two days would see the top minds giving thumbs up to the investment environment of Odisha.
Through this summit, the State is looking to show itself as the investment destination in sectors like metal, food processing, petrochemicals and plastics, chemicals, apparel, defence, start-ups, electronics, and tourism.