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Committed to begin steel mill project in Odisha: JSW chief Sajjan Jindal

He said the steel major is partnering with IIM, Sambalpur for creating a school which will work on a long-term plan for development of Odisha

twitter-logoPTI | August 25, 2020 | Updated 09:07 IST
Committed to begin steel mill project in Odisha: JSW chief Sajjan Jindal
JSW chief Sajjan Jindal

JSW Group on Monday said it is committed to commence its proposed integrated steel plant project in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district. During a video conference, JSW chief Sajjan Jindal assured Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik that the 13.2 MTPA project will be started soon.

"We are fully committed to the Jagatsinghpur project and getting full support from the entire state machinery. We want to start the project very soon," Jindal said.

He said the steel major is partnering with IIM, Sambalpur for creating a school which will work on a long-term plan for development of Odisha. Jindal said he desires to make Odisha a trillion dollar economy.

The state government has already allocated land, and provided water and power for the proposed project. Patnaik stressed on the maximum value addition of Odisha's resources, job creation and revenue generation.

JSW has plans to invest over Rs one lakh crore in Odisha in the next 10 years, a statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office said. The JSW has proposed to set up its greenfield facility at the location which was earlier earmarked for the Posco project.

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