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Largest producer of metals and minerals - aluminium, steel, bauxite, chromite and iron ore.

ODISHA

Odisha is the largest producer of metals and minerals - aluminium, steel, bauxite, chromites and iron ore. Its large mineral deposits have enabled it to become the hub for mineral based industries. The steady economic growth of Odisha is impressive. The state’s growth rate is above the national average. The state contributes to almost 20% of stainless steel and 50% of aluminium smelting capacity in India, which is largest by any state in the country.

 

Key upcoming projects

- National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) in an area of 16,325 ha in Kalinganagar

- Electronics Manufacturing Cluster in Bhubaneswar, set up over an area of 87 ha

- Aluminium Park at Angul and Seafood Park at Deras

- Smart Cities Mission, for which Bhubaneswar and Rourkela are the cities identified from Odisha

- Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) with 12,300 ha processing area and Plastic Park with an area of 49 ha, both in Paradip

Highlights

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    Largest producer of metals and minerals - aluminium, steel, bauxite, chromite and iron ore
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    Second largest producer of horticulture crops - brinjal, cabbage
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    Second largest publicly owned port in cargo-handling capacity at Paradip

HIGHLIGHTS

Key Sectors

Chemicals and petrochemicals

Chemicals and petrochemicals

Odisha is one of the four states in India where Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) are being set up with a refinery of 15 MMTPA of expected capacity.

 

Food processing

Food processing

With 10 agro-climatic zones and 8 major soil types favourable for the production of a variety of crops, the state is the fourth largest producer of vegetables in India.

 

Tourism

Tourism

The tourism sector in Odisha contributes 13% to the GDP of the state. The state government has developed tourism circuits such as the Golden Triangle of Tourism and Chilika Lagoon.

 

Metal sector

Metal sector

The state has 99% of India’s chromite deposits, 51% of iron ore deposits and 39% of bauxite deposits. Odisha produced USD 579 million worth of mineral resources in 2016-17.