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Odisha has always taken advanced steps in the mining sector and implemented i3MS System for transparency

 Bhubaneswar:18/2/: Odisha CMNaveen Patnaik along with Union Minister Pralhad Joshi inaugurated production in two iron ore mines in Kendujhar- Guali and Jilling-Langalota of Odisha Mining Corporation. CM said the commencement of production in the mines will help stabilize the iron ore market & meet the industry’s demand. The mines are targeted to produce 12 million tonnes of iron ore annually which will increase Odisha Mining Corporation’s production to 20 million tonnes. CM said that Odisha has always taken advanced steps in the mining sector and implemented i3MS System for transparency in ore transportation.
  CM thanked the Union Minister for faster allocation of the mines and giving clearances in a short time. CM added that Odisha has always supported reform in the mining sector and stressed the need for both the State and Central Govt to work together to realise the huge potential“Odisha Government has rolled out helpdesk and feedback system under 5T initiative for ease of doing business in operation of i3MS Application and auction process of many major mines have been done with greater success in past few years,” Patnaik said.


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.”

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