Tata Steel has started export of Tata Ferroshots from its steel plant located in Kalinganagar in Jajpur district of Odisha. Rajiv Kumar, Vice President (Operation) of Tata Steel Kalinganagar Plant flagged off the first export consignment to a South East Asian country on August 23, 2016.
The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik met M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) and Parliamentary Affairs in New Delhi on June 3, 2014. M. Venkaiah Naidu assured the Chief Minister all possible help and cooperation of his ministry in the implementation of the projects. The Minister also mentioned that any pending release of funds to the State will be expedited.
To take up restoration and rehabilitation activities in cyclone Phailin hit areas, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank have assured a financial assistance of $313 million to Odisha government. Representatives of the two international funding agencies met the State Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the capital Bhubaneswar on November 13.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), 881 rural road projects of 2,982 km length worth Rs 1,493 crore have been sanctioned to Odisha by the Union government. This was disclosed by the Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh in a letter to the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
In Odisha, the State government would build 200 more bridges in the state at a cost of Rs 700 crore in this current fiscal. The government on July 20 announced that the bridges would be built under the Biju Setu Yojana. The State Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, at meeting decided that the bridges would be built on 111 rural development and 82 panchayat roads. The tender process would be completed by October.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on July 16 sanctioned Rs 50 crore for development of the oldest Jharsuguda Airport in the state. The Odisha government has decided to provide the Rs 50 crore to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for undertaking the first phase of construction of the strategic air-strip, which had been laid by the British. The first phase of development of the air port would be taken up at Rs 175 crore.
While reviewing the progress of different railway projects in the state on April 23 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed the State Revenue Department to expedite land acquisition for different railway projects to speed up their completion.Sources said land acquisition for 112 km Khurda-Balangir railway line (Khurda-Begunia-36 km and Begunia-Nayagarh from 36 km to 112 km) have been completed.