The State Government has been supporting the reforms in mining sector for which both Centre and State will be benefitted, he opined.
Patnaik extended his gratitude to Union Minister for allocating Guali and Jilling iron ore mines to the OMC.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister Joshi said that Odisha is rich in mines and minerals. The economy of both State and country will grow if the work will be done with coordination.
The State will receive Rs 4,000-Rs 5,000 crore revenue annually from these two mines creating wide employment opportunities. Besides, the two mines are expected to meet the requirement in the iron ore market, he said adding “The coordination between State and Centre will lay foundation for beginning of a new era in economic growth of the country.”